*UPDATE* New Rouen babies! They are outside Pics

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by jdywntr, Feb 4, 2012.

  1. jdywntr

    jdywntr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just picked up 6 Rouen ducklings that were incubated for me by a fellow BYCer. They hatched yesterday. Thanks chics in the sun!!!!!!!!

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  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    They are adorable and very healthy looking! Congrats!!!

     
  3. mrpekinduck

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    Oh congratulations!!!! They're adorable! [​IMG]
     
  4. m.kitchengirl

    m.kitchengirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Jealous! I get my babies in April.
     
  5. Kevin565

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    They're so cute!!
     
  6. jdywntr

    jdywntr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone. I am so happy that they are doing so well. I haven't had day olds in 2+ years and I lost a few then. I have been hovering a bit but they are eating and drinking like little pigs. Oh and pooping like pigs too. [​IMG] Luckily I have started to set up an outdoor brooder and they can move out in a few days. [​IMG]
     
  7. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Keep the pics coming we love to see them as they grow too.
     
  8. jdywntr

    jdywntr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The babies are 10 days old. They STINK. So, I moved them outside today. The temps had been mild recently until yesterday, it was in the 30's overnight but is supossed to be getting warmer. The temps are holding in their brooder and I'm planning on checking on them overnight but feel pretty good since it was colder this morning than it is supossed to be overnight.

    The 6 of them are thriving. I am wondering about their eye stripes. Four of them have 2 seperate but lighter colored stripes and 2 have really bold eye stripes that look connected. I'm wondering if this could be a gender difference so I'm going to keep an eye on them. In the sencond pic its the 2 on the left facing left.

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  9. Miss Lydia

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    They have grown so much and are adorable...
     
  10. jdywntr

    jdywntr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Miss Lydia! I am shocked at how big they have gotten. They must be 3-4 X the size they were as day olds. They are very funny. I am hoping that now that they are outside they will hear my muscovy pair and take on their noises instead of the typical duck sounds so that they are a little quieter.
     

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