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Discussion in 'Ornamental Fowl (Swans, etc.)' started by wolfgirl9, Jul 27, 2013.

  1. wolfgirl9

    wolfgirl9 In the Brooder

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    I'm thinking about getting an ornamental fowl but I dont know what they eat ,if they like chickens & ducks or where to get one. all information welcome. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. 3BirdGirlz

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    This is my first year, and I'm planning on getting Mandarin ducks. They need a good waterfowl feed, etc.
    What kind of fowl do you want? I wouldn't put them with chickens or regular ducks. Domesticated ducks can be aggressive to wild ducks and pick on them and push them away from feed. But it will all come down to the type of fowl you want. Then you can research more on what to feed them and what animals they do good with. :)
     
  3. bluenkimchi

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    And might I also add, A lot of people's post that I have read regarding this issue, says not to keep ornamental/wild duck with domesticated fowls because of the issue involving bringing in fatal disease to each other. What the domesticated fowl is commonly immune to the wild will most likely not be or vice versa. But I ve seen people's post of their wild/ornamental ducks with the smaller bantam call duck and other bantam duck breeds. Where to buy?? try this site http://www.gbwf.org/phpBB2/index.php or
    http://softbillsforsale.com/softbills-sale.asp

    The second site is mostly for softbills(finch,dove,song birds and wild pigeons/doves) But many of the breeders there, will occasionally post their game birds for sale too including ducks,geese,pheasant,swan and many other exotic fowls. Good luck in getting your first ornamental birds.
     
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