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 Post subject: Ducks - Hopefully not a new Obsession.
PostPosted: Sat Jan 04, 2014 2:44 am 
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Well I've gone and done it. I've started my duck collection. icon_gaah!

I was going to wait and get some Cayugas but I had so many broody Hens what else could I do. sidesplit.gif

I put half a dozen Swedish Blue duck eggs under one of the broodys. 28 days later. 4 Adorable ducklings and a Mum that doesn't seem to notice they are 'special'.
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I thought chickens grew quick. Wow ducks grow like crazy.

Video of the little tackers here. Feel free to tell me if I have boys or girls. Still too soon to tell I think. happy_duck
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KS-KPXz0eBA
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congt334 they are awesome and congt334 on joining duck land where we are all a little nuts laughter.gif laughter.gif


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Yes congt334 and welcome to ducks yes I hope its your new obsession we love to have newbies join the crazy world of waterfowls

P.s They look is top condition so a credit to you and your feeding regiment

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 Post subject: Re: Ducks - Hopefully not a new Obsession.
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Thanks guys. I'm already a chicken addict/crazy and these guys are growing on me. LOL
Pic of the not so little guys with their Mum. They've got a few feathers coming in. wee.
Mum on the other hand is moulting and looking quite shabby. :oops:

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I noticed 3 of them have a pale tip on the end of their bill. Does this mean anything?

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Barry the leghorn on permanent loan
Four Swedish Blue ducklings.
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Hello and welcome to the world of duck lovers.

I originally hated ducks because of the mess they made.
I did a rescue through RSPCA of a duck abandoned by the previous owner when they did a runner and left her in a fenced area of grass and green putrid water.
If it wasn't for the property owner's son finding her it would have been a doubtful existence.
I called her daisy and then along came Donald and then three more ducks.
I have had over a hundred ducks now in my time. I only have 23 now.

SO...having ducks IS VERY VERY addictive.
So enjoy your ducks and I am positive that you will get more.

The white tip on the beak will go as it is from chipping at the egg to get out.

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good_post! Duckie

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johs wrote:
Thanks guys. I'm already a chicken addict/crazy and these guys are growing on me. LOL
Pic of the not so little guys with their Mum. They've got a few feathers coming in. wee.
Mum on the other hand is moulting and looking quite shabby. :oops:

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I noticed 3 of them have a pale tip on the end of their bill. Does this mean anything?

I love how they are all looking at you :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Ducks - Hopefully not a new Obsession.
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Got my first ducks 18 months ago and now I have 39 and growing they sure are an easy obsession


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 Post subject: Re: Ducks - Hopefully not a new Obsession.
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haha.
I'm already over my chicken quota.
better not push it with the ducks.

Here they are again. Nearly 5 weeks. I heard a quack so I know there's at least one girl. :)

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2014 9:43 am 
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congt334 johs,

Does mum go for a paddle too?

Would a duck who hatches chook eggs take her chicks to the water to teach them to swim?

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