Update on the 7 little orphans

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Struttn1, Jul 13, 2008.

  1. Struttn1

    Struttn1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are all growing like weeds and beginning to put out their feathers. They are extemely wild and want nothing to do with us. We are going to build them a small pen with a watering pond as soon as they are fully feathered. I am setting them free as soon as they are flying.

    Dang they eat and drink a lot and boy do they ever stink.

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  2. ChickyPooh

    ChickyPooh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aw!!!
     
  3. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

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    They look about 4 weeks old. Judging by the last pic.
     
  4. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    Awwwwwwwwwww very cute!

    Yeah, My little ducks are sleeping OUTSIDE in the shed tonight, I can't take the smell and I clean their brooder every day.

    We got the shed all nice and ready for them today, all nice and clean!
     
  5. robinaggie

    robinaggie Flew the Coop

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    I know I'm mean, but those ducklings are at the very awkward too-big-bill stage, and they made me laugh!

    You're doing a great job with them. [​IMG]
     
  6. Struttn1

    Struttn1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Next time someone calls me about orphaned wild ducks they are going to a rehab place. Way more work than it takes for the whole flock of turkeys.
     
  7. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

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    Ohhh, I just saw that you had them on wire. I would put more straw down or choose different bedding. It can cause bumble foot or other foot problems.
     
  8. Struttn1

    Struttn1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they are stomping the straw out. they are about to be moved to grass in a pen under the big weeping willow. Nothing wrong with those feet so far. they run 50 mph when we open the cage.
     
  9. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

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    Can they fly yet?
     
  10. Struttn1

    Struttn1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No they are too young to fly. I did notice some wing feathers coming out this morning though. It won't be long. When they are fully feathered I am going to turn them loose on my bosses 100 acre lake. No hunting allowed if they decide to stay put. They are wilder everyday. They hate me.
     

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