Wanna see my new call babies?

Going Quackers

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I drove.. 4 hrs yesterday to get these( a big swap was being held,so i figured that was my best bet) of coarse despite being up at the crack of dawn, i had a fish tank pump die!
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so that held me back a half an hour, the joys, you own animals you know something will always delay you lol

Anyways, i dunno names. been to tired to think of any... one is supposed to be a grey(so mallard) the other a blue...





Their we sleep like were dead pose is enough to rattle the nerves. I have since added more marbles to the waterer, what a pain that is! never had to before i think the pair of them barely equate to the size of a single day old Muscovy lol



They aren't on plain wood this is a shelf where the feed/water sits and cuts back on shavings etc getting in... i have never dealt with anything so darn small, i don't think my chicks even were! there doing well though, they perked up later last night, i do have a 175 on them but there in my house, so it's pretty warm, i just watch for indications they are cold.

They love water of coarse, i guess in another week or so i'll let them in my bath tub for a swim? heck i think one could swim in a coffee mug.
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They are just my pets, always wanted some and are not going with the scovies! i have drakes so that would dangerous. I have no idea what i have, clearly 3 choices(drake/drake drake/duck or duck/duck) not sure which i'd prefer on one hand a pair would be cute but stuff breeds to well around here...

Any tips i should know? Storey's guide didn't really say much, i have raised ducks but these seem different, almost fragile... they are on a 18% crumble... it's not chick starter it's an all purpose so good from day 1 for ducks... used it with oodles of my other birds.

Can they ever eat a grower? mine is a pellet not huge but er.. those wee beaks ...
 

Miss Lydia

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I drove.. 4 hrs yesterday to get these( a big swap was being held,so i figured that was my best bet) of coarse despite being up at the crack of dawn, i had a fish tank pump die!
duc.gif
so that held me back a half an hour, the joys, you own animals you know something will always delay you lol

Anyways, i dunno names. been to tired to think of any... one is supposed to be a grey(so mallard) the other a blue...





Their we sleep like were dead pose is enough to rattle the nerves. I have since added more marbles to the waterer, what a pain that is! never had to before i think the pair of them barely equate to the size of a single day old Muscovy lol



They aren't on plain wood this is a shelf where the feed/water sits and cuts back on shavings etc getting in... i have never dealt with anything so darn small, i don't think my chicks even were! there doing well though, they perked up later last night, i do have a 175 on them but there in my house, so it's pretty warm, i just watch for indications they are cold.

They love water of coarse, i guess in another week or so i'll let them in my bath tub for a swim? heck i think one could swim in a coffee mug.
lau.gif


They are just my pets, always wanted some and are not going with the scovies! i have drakes so that would dangerous. I have no idea what i have, clearly 3 choices(drake/drake drake/duck or duck/duck) not sure which i'd prefer on one hand a pair would be cute but stuff breeds to well around here...

Any tips i should know? Storey's guide didn't really say much, i have raised ducks but these seem different, almost fragile... they are on a 18% crumble... it's not chick starter it's an all purpose so good from day 1 for ducks... used it with oodles of my other birds.

Can they ever eat a grower? mine is a pellet not huge but er.. those wee beaks ...
Aww they are precious and Congrats on them and duck math has certainly got hold of you.
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Going Quackers

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Aww they are precious and Congrats on them and duck math has certainly got hold of you.
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Oh good grief! don't go there, people talk of chicken math? HA! try ducks, it's a disease. I have a chocolate duck trying 8 eggs right now? the ones the older duck tried under the tarp lol I don't think anything will come of it she's far to immature she only sits on them at night... i will candle today, well maybe it's as dark as a tunnel today and see if there is truly anything happening.

Because, yeah.. i need 8 more ducks.
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Miss Lydia

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Oh good grief! don't go there, people talk of chicken math? HA! try ducks, it's a disease. I have a chocolate duck trying 8 eggs right now? the ones the older duck tried under the tarp lol I don't think anything will come of it she's far to immature she only sits on them at night... i will candle today, well maybe it's as dark as a tunnel today and see if there is truly anything happening.

Because, yeah.. i need 8 more ducks.
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I've only got 4 cookin under my duck and I really don't need 4 more.
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farmer boy

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i wouldn't put the babies in the water to much because they don't make their own preen oil i thinks thats what its called but they run out because they can't make it their self ans thats how they stay water proof ... if it was with a mother duck the mother duck would give them preen oil so don't put them in water for a long time they may love it but its for their safety
 

michellemcfeely

Chirping
6 Years
Mar 26, 2013
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Aberdeen, WA
Here are my little call duck babies who hatched for me this weekend from my incubator. What a neat experience to see, my 17 yr old daughter got to see the first two hatch.




Down to 10 days fir my East Indie babies to hatch. Id like to find one more bantam size duck breed to add to my growning flock but not sure which one to go with.
 

Miss Lydia

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Here are my little call duck babies who hatched for me this weekend from my incubator. What a neat experience to see, my 17 yr old daughter got to see the first two hatch.




Down to 10 days fir my East Indie babies to hatch. Id like to find one more bantam size duck breed to add to my growning flock but not sure which one to go with.
Just adorable! what a great hatch!
 

michellemcfeely

Chirping
6 Years
Mar 26, 2013
182
3
83
Aberdeen, WA
Thank you. I know Im supposed to sell a few but dang they are so cute I don't know how to choose whom I'm keeping and who I'm selling.

Just adorable! what a great hatch!


I have a question though. All but 1 are doing great I am giving them vitamins I got from Metzers, is there something else I can add to make sure all thrive? Thank you in advance for your help
 

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