WHAT DO I NEED NEXT FOR MY EXPECTING CALLS?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by daffycallduck, May 4, 2009.

  1. daffycallduck

    daffycallduck Out Of The Brooder

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    MY DUCK HAS BEEN SITTING IN THE HEDGE IN THE GARDEN FOR 26 DAYS AND I SUDDENLY THOUGHT WHAT DO I NEED IF I HAVE CHICKS,WHERE SHALL I KEEP THEM AND WHAT SHALL I FEED THEM?ANY GUIDE'S WOULD BE GREAT PLEASE.
     
  2. daffycallduck

    daffycallduck Out Of The Brooder

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    ANYONE????
     
  3. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Feed the ducklings non-medicated chick crumble. Purina non-medicated start and grow works great.
     
  4. daffycallduck

    daffycallduck Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks,what about taking away from mum and put in a brooder or keep mum and chicks together?
     
  5. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:You can take the ducklings away from the mom and raise them yourself if you would like. They will need a heat lamp and a non-slip floor. Call Ducks are very good mothers, so she should do just fine.
     
  6. daffycallduck

    daffycallduck Out Of The Brooder

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    great,i will let her have a go but shall i put them inside out the way of the drake or let them free range around the garden?
     
  7. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:I would keep the drake away from her and the ducklings. The drakes can hurt the ducklings.
     
  8. daffycallduck

    daffycallduck Out Of The Brooder

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    Many thanks.
    Checked the nest just now and 2 were tapping and peeping,when do you think we might have visiters?
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  9. toletiquesbysam

    toletiquesbysam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nebraska
  10. feathersgalore

    feathersgalore Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The pro for raising them yourself is they tend to be friendlier but mama calls usually do a great job. I've never lost a baby that mama has raised (but I don't free range my calls either).
     

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