Wifezilla I have questions my ducklings are ordered..

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Cetawin, Apr 2, 2009.

  1. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

    Mar 20, 2008
    NW Kentucky
    hehehehe I ordered 10 ducklings from Holderread Farms (5 Anconas & 5 Golden Welsh harlequins). Now for my questions

    Food: this is my plan

    Organic (non-medicated) starter or should I use the gamerbird starter? For 6 - 8 weeks then start switching them to the all-in-one non-medicated of course. This is a 18% protein food and comparable to the grower. Then when they lay, they can share layer crumbles with my flock of chickens.

    Housing: I plan to keep a trio of each if I get that lucky and butcher the other 4

    For housing I was thing a 5 x 6 or a bit larger house for them with an enclosed run area and pool of about 30' x 15'. They will get free range time almost daily.

    So...is that correct and good enough or am I way off?
  2. ducklover700

    ducklover700 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 26, 2012
    My only suggestions would be to keep an extra female or so-just in case you lose one that way your ratio won't be off with your drake(s), and to give your duck oyster shell when they're laying.

    good luck!

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