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I Need HELP with my duckling and gosling FAST!!!
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Carly    Posted 04-14-2004 at 12:09:53       [Reply]  [Send Email]
As Easter draws near some of the farm stores here in Oklahoma like to sell baby ducks and geese. Well me being new to the country life and wanting to experience it to its fullest.(ha-ha)I bought one of each for my 11 year old son.(good exscuse right?)WRONG!!! I am now haveing trouble keeping up with their growth spurts(every 3 days they get bigger)The goose more so than the duck.What I need is info on how to raise these two partners in crime. Please help if you can any and all info will be welcome.
Thanks Carly P Morrison,OK


EngineerJoyce    Posted 04-14-2004 at 13:04:51       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Those things can get very messy very fast - guess that could be why you are asking for help, huh?

Raise them where you will want them to hang around when they are adults. If you raise them on the back porch - that's where you will be washing away duck poo from now on. Or in my case, until a fox gets them.

Waterfowl hatched in an incubator do not have natural oils with which to shed water until about 8 weeks of age when they get feathers.

Without the ability to run from predators onto the water, you will need to provide a safe place for them to stay, especially at night. Like, maybe, a raised chicken coop of sorts. Or you may want to build them a run made from chicken wire. Treat them like chicks, only much more water stuff.

They do like to play in water, so if you don't have a pond, maybe a small plastic kid's pool will work. You will need to provide a ramp into and out of it for the ducks.

These are just ideas, nothing scientific or concrete (except the oil thing). We are on our second batch of spring duckies and are about to move them out of the basement and to the pond.

Good luck with yours!


bulldinkie    Posted 04-14-2004 at 12:37:48       [Reply]  [Send Email]
They need water duh ha ,at the feed store they have wild game feed get it I raise white mute swans.My husband made a big feeder they swinm to the bank and feed.It should be available at all times.They dont eat alot but different times during the day.Do you have a pond?


SDG    Posted 04-14-2004 at 12:31:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
What exactly do you need to know about?


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