TSC... Enough said :) (lots of pics)

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by DucksnDaffodils, Mar 7, 2013.

  1. DucksnDaffodils

    DucksnDaffodils Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 18, 2013
    I LOVE raising ducklings, and though I have an order in for a new breeding/laying flock, they aren't scheduled to arrive till the end of April!!! And I just couldn't wait till then so..... I began to watch our local Tractor Supply Co.
    I've bought runner ducklings there before, raised them then sold them at 8 weeks for pets laying ducks, etc.. Lets me have the fun of raising the babies, and allows other people who can't handle ducklings to get them nearly full grown. So I went into TSC right away when there Chick Days started, but the duckling have gone up in price from last year (4.80 a bird) so I decided to wait and see if they would have any discounts.
    Well, being the resourceful person that I am :) I had picked up the info last year that our TSC received it's shipments of Ducklings on Tuesday or Wednesday. So this past Monday I called the TSC and sweetly asked if they still had ducklings available.
    "Yes," came the reply, "in fact we have lots of them!"
    Quickly I followed up with the inquiry of price. "O, well, if you come into today the ducklings are on special."
    I held my breath hoping for a $1 but expecting $2, "Oh, they're 50 cents."
    I was floored.... I desperately tried to keep my head on straight and asked the last and most important question. "What breeds do you have?"
    Without missing a beat, she replied, "both Pekins and Runners."
    Needless to say, I was out the door as quick as possible. Promising my Mom I would only bring back 6 at max. We made it to TSC and I kept myself at a fast walk all the way to the bins. They were still packed!
    As I stood there leaning on the gate and staring down at the little fuzzy beaks, one of the workers walking by and hoping to make a sale said "Hey, if you buy 2 I'll give you 2 free!" Uhuh....

    Yup, 25 cents each!!!!!!!!!! It was so hard to just pick out 6 of them ;)

    So, we have Fritz (who is a little chubby for a runner :p ) and Freckles (he has the most markings on him, though its hard to see in this photo)

    Vic, (who has a goofy face) and Val. Both of them refused to stand for their picture :)

    And last but not least Penny (the smallest) and Pip!!

    Sleep Val.... It's just SO hard being a duckling [​IMG]

    Sweet little Penny.

    Vic, So Happy!!! [​IMG]

    And curious Pip.

    LOVE these babies!! So happy I called and got them. [​IMG]

  2. Cluckspert13

    Cluckspert13 Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 7, 2013
    Very very neat! I got two mallards from TSC and they are both growing too quickly!
  3. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 8, 2012
    Northern California
    [​IMG] so cute!
  4. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Dec 22, 2009
  5. SiTran

    SiTran Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 4, 2012
    Louisville, KY
    That's just awesome!
  6. KBG204

    KBG204 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 11, 2013
    Pasquotank County, NC
    Precious babies I wish I could have ducks, maybe some day lol
  7. Carcajou

    Carcajou Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 3, 2012
    Delhi, New York
  8. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    There better not be ducklings at my favorite feed store when I risk a trip there. I have almost learned not to buy chicks unless they are breeds I don't have AND want in my flock. This actually means there are some chicks which don't make my eye teeth hurt.

    But ducklings....

    I have a duckling factory in my Cayugas; they doubled the size of the duck flock with one hatching of 14 babies last year!

    But ducklings... In a bin... With no momma.... And peeping... And looking up at me....
  9. Valntyn

    Valntyn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 11, 2012
    Central Maine
    Congratulations! (*giggle* Vic is so cute!)
  10. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

    Apr 19, 2009
    Fall Creek Falls TN
    Does anybody else think 2 of them look like geese?

    I fell victim to the TSC ducks the other day as well. 5 blue Swedish [​IMG]I have ducks due in like 2 days, but I bought more anyway.

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