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Xmas in Nebraska (Iowa)

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by XmasDucklings, Dec 6, 2012.

  1. XmasDucklings

    XmasDucklings New Egg

    Dec 6, 2012
    I am wanting to purchase some ducklings for my mother! she lives in Iowa on an old stone quarry there is plenty of open space along with a swimming lake and a fishing lake! I am currently thinking of going to efowl.com and it says that they "suggest" (they really just make it cheaper) that you purchase a minimum of 4. is that too many? she has the financial means and the space and time and what not, but will they bond with her if she has 4? i know it depends on her a lot and her interaction with them but while she is working during the day they are going to have eachother (some times my dad too) im just a little nervous i grew up in valley nebraska so i couldnt have ever had ducks but i have always thought it would be so awesome and now my mom has the space and the freedom to do so i just dont want to mess it up! thanks for helping! i appreciate it all! hope to hear from some of ya soon!
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] That sounds like a great present! I can't give you any tips on ducks, sorry, I'm a chicken keeper me, but why don't you pop in at the Ducks section? Read a few threads, get an idea of the different breeds and their characteristics etc. You can of course also ask the duck owners there to make some suggestions and give you advice. They're a very nice bunch of peeps. [​IMG]
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  3. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Dec 22, 2009

    1. You can not just throw ducks on a lake. They are still easy catchings for any predator.
    2. I would not go with efowl. Many people have had issues with them on here.
    3. I always advise at least 2 ducks. However the only place I know that ships two is Metzers. The more ducks you have the harder it is for them to bond with you.
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  4. Carcajou

    Carcajou Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 3, 2012
    Delhi, New York
    Hi and welcome to BYC. I would heed the written advice. And good luck! [​IMG]
  5. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 8, 2012
    Northern California
  6. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas, XmasDucks, and [​IMG]! Great idea! Hope you locate some quackers!!
  7. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 4, 2010
    My Coop
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us. x2 everything Kevin said. Good luck [​IMG]
  8. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad to have you aboard. :thumbsup
  9. Wild Trapper

    Wild Trapper Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 1, 2011
    Hi and welcome from Ohio [​IMG]
  10. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 26, 2011
    Upper Peninsula Michigan
    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan :D

    Kevin knows ducks

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