What about Pekins?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Irondale11, May 16, 2009.

  1. Irondale11

    Irondale11 New Egg

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    Hey guys, I figure many of you keep Pekins. Anyway, I have never owned any type of waterfowl or poultry before and I'm considering Pekin ducks, I've done some research, I'm looking for a duckling, what is your thinking of this species, I'd like to get one, and already found some nice youngies( [​IMG] ) Anyways, I appreciate your feedback.
     
  2. Homesteading_Bound

    Homesteading_Bound Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Get two if you can..They really do better with another. Love the pekins.
     
  3. ScoobyRoo

    ScoobyRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, not 2-----As many as you can!![​IMG] You will love them. I have a pekin, KC. Cayuga and a swedish. They are a hoot to watch! We love em all.
     
  4. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Quote:I agree, get 2. I love my ducks. You won't be disappointed.
     
  5. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    I don't have Pekings, but I am really loving the Welsh Harlequins I just got. They are really people friendly.
     
  6. PlumTuckered

    PlumTuckered Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 27, 2007
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    I have 5 Pekins and love them to bits!

    Michelle
     
  7. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    People have said they are a lot like dogs....follow you everywhere, etc...
     
  8. Blooming chicks

    Blooming chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Whatever you decide to get, the babies make a MESS of the brooder. I have to do a complete change out 2 times a day for 3 ducks. They completely empty a one gallon waterer in less than 8 hours. I really enjoy my ducks, but be prepared for the mess. I will really enjoy them when they can go outside.
     
  9. rytycatemom

    rytycatemom New Egg

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    We decided to get ducks this spring. We bought 4 from the local feed store, all were supposed to be pekins. However, 1 ended up being a Welsh Harlequin. They are all very friendly, but the WH is the leader of the pack. They all stick together and I would suggest always getting at least 2 or more. They are such fun to watch.
     
  10. Irondale11

    Irondale11 New Egg

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    So what I'm hearing is they are dirty, which I am prepared for, they are a pleaser to have, which I would most definitely enjoy, and to get two if possible. My mom may not let me get two... would it work for me to get a tape recorder and record some backround pekin chirps for it? Also, does anyone have an idea of a better species, I like pekins, but I'm willing to listen to other peoples opinions.[​IMG]
     

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