WIFEZILLA I must pick your brain...YOOHOO

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Cetawin, Mar 30, 2009.

  1. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

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    hehehehe I ordered 10 ducklings from Holderread Farms (5 Anconas & 5 Golden Welsh harlequins). Now for my questions [​IMG]

    Food: this is my plan tell me if it is a bad one [​IMG]

    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 4 x 6 or 5 x 6 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?
     
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  2. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    Yeah! Ducklings!!!!
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    If you mix the game bird starter and chick starter, that should be fine. If you just use the chick starter, you need to add some brewer's yeast. I don't have an exact measurement on this, I just crush up a few tablets and mix it in with the "baby food".

    Sounds like plenty of room too. Do you have pics?
     
  3. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

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    Nope the little messy darlings are not here yet. My first ship date from Holderread was last Monday...today is my alternative date and next monday the next alternative date. Soooo I am waiting for that email. I have the heat lamp, food, new little cool bowls for them, pine shavings, an old sheet and the bathtub is ready for them.

    I will let them spend the first week or two in my garden tub because I am a nervous ninny that way...I want to be close enough to hear them. Then, maybe, I will put them in their pool in the garage with the heat lamp. I dunno yet. hahahaha

    I got the a HUGE pool from wal-mart...one of the 5' across jobs. LOL
     
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  4. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    And I thought my ducks are spoiled! LOL

    I have 3 little Welsh Harlequin girls on the way. I may get them later this week [​IMG]
     

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