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princesspiggy

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Re: Ducklings, potentially
« Reply #15 on: May 22, 2011, 11:42:29 am »
lucky you, im still waiting for my drake to feel randy ! good luck!  :wave:

Dizzycow

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Re: Ducklings, potentially
« Reply #16 on: May 22, 2011, 10:59:28 pm »
So excited about the ducklings! I will definitely sell you one (or two?), Northfifeduckling. What an excellent birthday present! I presume they're fairly impossible to sex?

Henstock

  • Joined Jun 2010
Re: Ducklings, potentially
« Reply #17 on: May 23, 2011, 01:41:54 pm »
Make sure you get UNmedicated chick crumb for them, I usually mix it with water so it's kind of soupy, makes it easier for them to eat and swallow.
Mine start coming off heat in the day at about 2 weeks old and get put out in a run on the grass on warm days.
Sexing them can be done but you need to be shown how and be confident otherwise you can hurt them
As has been said a paint tray is good for water and they can drown easily so not too deep.
Good luck!!!

Dizzycow

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Re: Ducklings, potentially
« Reply #18 on: May 23, 2011, 02:17:19 pm »
Thanks, just the kind of advice I need. I'll check the crumbs, and will mix with water. Cheers!

Henstock

  • Joined Jun 2010
Re: Ducklings, potentially
« Reply #19 on: May 23, 2011, 04:02:58 pm »
Scrambled egg made without milk is a good source of protein for babies, all mine start off on that too!!!

 

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