Home Page
   Articles
       links
About Us    
Traders        
Recipes            
Latest Articles
OMG...I'VE GOT DUCKS ALREADY!!!!
Page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6  Next
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Downsizer Forum Index -> Poultry
Author 
 Message
Mary-Jane



Joined: 13 Jan 2005
Posts: 18397
Location: The Fishing Strumpet is from Ceredigion in West Wales
PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 11 3:45 pm    Post subject: OMG...I'VE GOT DUCKS ALREADY!!!!  Reply with quote    

You clearly have to be very careful what you wish for on DS.

To cut a long story short, after an exchange of texts this morning, I thought I was giving Katieowl a lift to town and to the supermarket earlier today. She turned up on my doorstep and told me that I had to "sign for a parcel out on the road". Rather puzzled, I followed her out to the lane - and standing there was Cathryn, Ruby (plus friend) and Katieowl's daughter Pippa, all looking immensely pleased with themselves

Even more puzzling was the box that Cathryn handed to me...which contained something moving...and squeaking

I opened it up and there were three gorgeous little ducklings (Indian Runners apparently) all for me! I am so chuffed to little mint balls

So thank you very much Cathryn, Chez, Jamanda and Judith for this amazing gift, the plan for which (I gather) was hatched during a drunken (now there's a surprise) get-together
And thanks also to Katieowl, who described herself as 'the duck facilitator'. (I think Pippa took some snaps with her phone). They're now safely penned in the empty enclosure (the ducklings, not katieowl, Cathryn, Chez, Jamanda and Judith) but I have to find out how to look after them...

HELP ME!

Green Rosie



Joined: 13 May 2007
Posts: 10498
Location: Calvados, France
PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 11 3:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Bit of water, bit of food, bit of shelter - sorted

Mary-Jane



Joined: 13 Jan 2005
Posts: 18397
Location: The Fishing Strumpet is from Ceredigion in West Wales
PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 11 3:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Green Rosie wrote:
Bit of water, bit of food, bit of shelter - sorted


What food? They're so young. Can I give them poultry food?

sally_in_wales
Downsizer Moderator


Joined: 06 Mar 2005
Posts: 20809
Location: sunny wales
PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 11 3:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

yay! That's so exciting (and very much deserved if I may say so!).

Pictures are demanded, once you have recovered from the shock of course

Mary-Jane



Joined: 13 Jan 2005
Posts: 18397
Location: The Fishing Strumpet is from Ceredigion in West Wales
PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 11 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

sally_in_wales wrote:
Pictures are demanded, once you have recovered from the shock of course


I'm still in shock I have to say

SandraR



Joined: 22 Oct 2006
Posts: 2346
Location: Devon
PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 11 3:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Not if it is medicated, but otherwise yes

Green Rosie



Joined: 13 May 2007
Posts: 10498
Location: Calvados, France
PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 11 3:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Mary-Jane wrote:
Green Rosie wrote:
Bit of water, bit of food, bit of shelter - sorted


What food? They're so young. Can I give them poultry food?


I give mine poultry crumb when they are just hatched and then the pellets you get for slightly older chooks as they get older and they seem to do fine on it. You can get proper duck food over here - and in the UK no doubt. Once they are all grown up I gave them wheat and cracked maize.

Green Rosie



Joined: 13 May 2007
Posts: 10498
Location: Calvados, France
PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 11 3:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Why not if it's medicated, Sandra?

SandraR



Joined: 22 Oct 2006
Posts: 2346
Location: Devon
PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 11 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Acs is said to be harmful to waterfowl.

Green Rosie



Joined: 13 May 2007
Posts: 10498
Location: Calvados, France
PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 11 3:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Next silly question - what's Acs?

marigold



Joined: 02 Sep 2005
Posts: 12458
Location: West Sussex
PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 11 3:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Aww, aren't DSers wonderful?

Nicky Colour it green



Joined: 25 Jun 2007
Posts: 8698
Location: Devon, uk
PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 11 4:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    



you can buy all purpose ummed poultry crumb - ducks eat too much and then poison themselves if they have food laced with anti-coccidiosis

you should give them fresh water daily ideally - and enough so they can stick their bills up to their nostrils in as a minimum.

SandraR



Joined: 22 Oct 2006
Posts: 2346
Location: Devon
PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 11 4:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

An anti coccididial drug often used in chick crumbs and grower pellets.

what she said - thanks CIG

Mary-Jane



Joined: 13 Jan 2005
Posts: 18397
Location: The Fishing Strumpet is from Ceredigion in West Wales
PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 11 4:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

marigold wrote:
Aww, aren't DSers wonderful?


There are indeed...

judith



Joined: 16 Dec 2004
Posts: 22789
Location: Montgomeryshire
PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 11 4:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Tee-hee.

Post new topic   Reply to topic    Downsizer Forum Index -> Poultry All times are GMT
Page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6  Next
Page 1 of 6
View Latest Posts View Latest Posts

 

Archive
Powered by php-BB © 2001, 2005 php-BB Group
Style by marsjupiter.com, released under GNU (GNU/GPL) license.
Copyright 2004 marsjupiter.com