information on ducks pls

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information on ducks pls
« on: September 01, 2009, 22:11 »
hi there ive got 4 chickens and have recently brought two ducks, male and female. they are only three weeks old. pls could anyone give me some information on them ie when can they go outside,  ??? when are they old enough to put something like a little pond for them in there run, what other stuff do they eat, and when will she start laying eggs?? as much info as possible pls. thanks  :nowink:
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Re: information on ducks pls
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2009, 22:19 »
At three weeks they should be fine out in nice weather and I let mine have a little pond (cat litter tray) at this age and they love to splash about. They will still need to be indoors at night for a couple of weeks.

There is lots of information here.

http://chat.allotment-garden.org/index.php?topic=20427.msg245699#msg245699
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Re: information on ducks pls
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2009, 22:35 »
hi kate thanks for the info and for the link  :D

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Re: information on ducks pls
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2009, 22:40 »
The only other suggestion I have  (for the moment, I can be a little opinionated!) is that next spring your girl might be a little overwhelmed by the attentions of the boy. Might be a good idea to get at least one more girl. Sure that will be a hardship!!!

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Re: information on ducks pls
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2009, 22:59 »
hi yeah someone else has said that to me, will have to start looking for another girlie me thinks. thanks again ::)

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Re: information on ducks pls
« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2009, 14:36 »
What breed are the ones you have already?

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Re: information on ducks pls
« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2009, 15:25 »
how do i upload pickes on here? >:(

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« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2009, 15:37 »
Upload them onto photobucket.com. It's free to sign up and you then just click on the button to upload them to there. You then copy and paste the IMG code into your message here.

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Re: information on ducks pls
« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2009, 15:40 »
hope im doing this right. here it is.   :D   



these are my chucks

only two chucks will have to look for pickies of the other two.


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Re: information on ducks pls
« Reply #9 on: September 02, 2009, 15:47 »
Love the ducklings!

What are they? Khaki Campbell and Aylesbury?

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Re: information on ducks pls
« Reply #10 on: September 02, 2009, 15:48 »
yeah i think they are, cant belive how quick they are growing.  :blink:

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Re: information on ducks pls
« Reply #11 on: September 04, 2009, 19:33 »
could anyone tell me when my ducks will be ok to go in water? there 4wks old. thanks  :blush:

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Re: information on ducks pls
« Reply #12 on: September 04, 2009, 21:42 »
They should be fine with a bit of supervision to begin with.



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