Anyone here keep ducks?

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I was on the fence about getting some ducks, but I'm hooked now!! Very cute.
 

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I guess I'll just wait and see when their feathers come in. Hopefully they're species that get along with one another.
If you've got a feed or livestock
store/shop, swing in and show them the pictures. At least here in Oregon all the feed stores are selling chicks, (after all, we are the Oregon DUCKS!).
They might make the identities easier and offer some keeper tips for you. Just post any new found information in this thread for all of us.
 

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Yep just got 8 ducklings myself. I'm rearing them with a turkey and 6 chickens that hatched. They will follow the leader as usual turkeys or chickens do. But also they will venture onto there own like. All the chickens and turkeys(adults)I keep together but during the day when they're out they tend to flock together with their own.
How do you plan to house the ducks? I'm looking for ideas :)
 

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I used to raise button quail when I was younger along with various finches. Those baby ducks are very cute though
We have raised several clutches of buttons...they are super cute. They live on the floor of our walk-in aviaries, do a good job with bug control.
 

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my neighbor's father has a 2 acre farm in San Dimas he has two ducks that lay eggs all the time about six months ago she brought me some, I tried them and I was hooked.
I've never had duck eggs. With my luck, all four will probably be boys. We shall see.
 

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If you've got a feed or livestock
store/shop, swing in and show them the pictures. At least here in Oregon all the feed stores are selling chicks, (after all, we are the Oregon DUCKS!).
They might make the identities easier and offer some keeper tips for you. Just post any new found information in this thread for all of us.
I sure will!
 

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if you keep duck how do you keep them from flying away? Nails or something :)
 

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can't or don't? I'm not trying to be funny but I. Havevseen ducks fly look like a domesticated duck what is the difference?
 

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you know the old saying if it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck then it probably flies like a duck
 

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can't or don't? I'm not trying to be funny but I. Havevseen ducks fly look like a domesticated duck what is the difference?


If your talking about 'real' flying (as in migration, etc) for most domestic ducks, it's can not. They can sometimes "fly" over low fences, but not fly in the true sense of the word.
 

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if you keep duck how do you keep them from flying away? Nails or something :)
LOL. I trying to determine if their wings can be trimmed or if that is considered inhumane in the duck world. It is quite a point of contention in the parrot world. Either way, I won't need to do it since I'm going to fence in and cover the area they will be in. Plus, I don't think the kind I have can fly well.
 

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can't or don't? I'm not trying to be funny but I. Havevseen ducks fly look like a domesticated duck what is the difference?
I never realized that there were "wild" and there were "domesticated" ducks. But, from what I've learned so far...the ones you buy at feed stores and such are dependent on humans and would not survive in the wild.
 
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