What kind of ducks did i just buy

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Bill1st, Mar 10, 2015.

  1. Bill1st

    Bill1st Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I could help myself… Picked up these three little ducks.Can anyone tell me what kind they are and when and how you can tell boys from girls?

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  2. needlessjunk

    needlessjunk Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. Bill1st

    Bill1st Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think that they are welsh harlequins too (+ the pekin)… Thats for the info.
     
  4. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Have you seen the Raising Ducklings sticky?
     
  5. Bill1st

    Bill1st Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, whats that?
     
  6. Amykins

    Amykins Overrun With Chickens

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  7. HarrisOBIE

    HarrisOBIE Out Of The Brooder

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    your drinking waterer is a good size for them but you are going to need a different source water as well like a pot of water that they can get into. they are very dirty and they are dirtier without their water bowl/pot/pool.
     
  8. Amykins

    Amykins Overrun With Chickens

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    Not when they're that tiny. They only need a water dish deep enough to submerge their bills in, at this stage you actually don't want them to be able to dunk themselves in it. They could get hypothermic, they could poop in it and then get an e.coli respiratory infection, it's just no bueno. At least for the first couple weeks.
     
  9. Amiga

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    I think this is good advice for when they are fully feathered - something to keep in mind as they develop. It is good to have a head washer - I believe the directions on how to make a head washer are in the Raising Ducklings sticky.
     
  10. HarrisOBIE

    HarrisOBIE Out Of The Brooder

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    my ducks that I've had threw all of there water out of there waterer every day because they kept on getting in it, ( they were 3 weeks ). i gave them i big dish of water and they got in it all of the time and their waterer was still full for days.
     

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