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Re: Another funny looking chick !

Postby tishie11 » Sat Oct 24, 2015 10:31 am

Did you get your other duckling wolga? Hope the 2 of them get along!
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Re: Another funny looking chick !

Postby wolga » Sat Oct 24, 2015 10:59 am

Not yet Tishie. But hopefully today or tomorrow. I'm pretty optimistic
that they will get along just fine. They should be around the same age.
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Re: Another funny looking chick !

Postby Kracka » Sat Oct 24, 2015 12:36 pm

duckling is winging his/her way up the Nth Is as we speak....
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Re: Another funny looking chick !

Postby Kracka » Sat Oct 24, 2015 5:36 pm

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look who's sitting in my lounge!
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Re: Another funny looking chick !

Postby wolga » Sat Oct 24, 2015 5:49 pm

How cute ! Mine dosen't have feathers yet.
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Re: Another funny looking chick !

Postby wolga » Sun Oct 25, 2015 2:06 pm

Here they are ! Thanks to Kracka ! Surprisingly there is not a big difference in size. I suspected they new duckling to be much bigger in comparison
because it's quite a bit older. But maybe the 2 weeks on chick starter did the trick ?
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Re: Another funny looking chick !

Postby Kracka » Tue Oct 27, 2015 1:05 pm

cool, they look great together :D
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Re: Another funny looking chick !

Postby sewren » Wed Oct 28, 2015 10:17 am

Awwwww, so nice that they both found a friend! :)
Pea (?), Martha (L Sussex), Bess (Australorp), Elsa (Orp), Petal (B'velder), Dottie (Sp Sussex), Olive (Welsummer), Peggy (W Leghorn), Gertie (SLW), Maureen & Doreen (NHB), Hazel & Tilly (SPW), Lilly & Ivy (Orps) and Silver Appleyard ducks!
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Re: Another funny looking chick !

Postby wolga » Wed Oct 28, 2015 2:15 pm

They are very happy together. So much fun to watch them having a bath. :lol:
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Re: Another funny looking chick !

Postby sewren » Wed Oct 28, 2015 2:52 pm

All these pics are seriously making me think about getting some ducks - ducklings are cool! :)
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Re: Another funny looking chick !

Postby wolga » Wed Oct 28, 2015 4:06 pm

You should ! Some are really good layers too. Better than many chooks. ;)
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Re: Another funny looking chick !

Postby Kracka » Thu Oct 29, 2015 8:14 am

don't require too flash a housing (they do like some shelter to get out of the rain - they don't like the rain, but they like the puddles!)
they don't get red mites
you can keep a male - he doesn't crow (in fact, he's the quieter one)
unless they're panicked, they rarely go over a fence anywhere higher than 90cm (a lot of mine are lower) - domestic ducks (aside from Muscovies) don't fly

but if you keep too many in a set area - they'll eat everything green & when it rains, turn it into mud!
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Re: Another funny looking chick !

Postby sewren » Thu Oct 29, 2015 11:36 am

So tempting!! And yesterday I did have a(nother!) unexpected broody (seriously - hatching wyandottes was possibly the worst decision I made this year - it's set them all off on proving what good mothers they might be!!) but I decided to stick her in prison rather than let her sit - I already have one untested broody sitting at the moment and I'm running out of places to put them, but I think I will look more seriously into ducks for next time I have a broody. It's always good to plan ahead, right? ;)
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Re: Another funny looking chick !

Postby wolga » Wed Nov 11, 2015 11:06 am

Just a little update ! They grow so quickly.
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Re: Another funny looking chick !

Postby Kracka » Wed Nov 11, 2015 12:23 pm

WOW - they do grow fast
feather up quick
I wonder when you can tell if you have a pair?!
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