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Post by sammyboy on Wed Sep 03, 2008 9:31 pm

Here are some pics of my 3 ducks and their pen.

1) Jemima



2) all of them



3) Roxy



4) Their pen



5) All of them together again





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Post by andoy on Wed Sep 03, 2008 9:33 pm

they are lovely, what breed of duck are they?
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Post by Ronnie's Quails on Wed Sep 03, 2008 9:37 pm

lovely cute little ducks love the white one.
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Post by sammyboy on Wed Sep 03, 2008 9:42 pm

They are campbells. The brown one is a khaki campbell and the other 2 are white. They are a good egg layer, laying 300 eggs+. They haven't come into lay yet but are due to around feb, due to winter but it may be earlier.
You can also get dark campbells. You can get blue as well i think, but they are very v.rare.

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Post by andoy on Wed Sep 03, 2008 9:50 pm

I hatched mine from eggs and went for the mini Silver Appleyards. I wanted something small that could give me eggs. I didn't realise that they are quite small (Bantam Pekin chicken size). I ended up with 4 drakes.

I also hatched some Black East Indian ducks, which are even smaller. I at least have one duck Very Happy
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Post by Klaire on Wed Sep 03, 2008 9:58 pm

Aww they're cute!
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Post by sammyboy on Wed Sep 03, 2008 10:04 pm

I like the black east Indian and am planning to hatch some along with all the others i got planned.lol

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Post by bex46 on Wed Sep 03, 2008 10:41 pm

do your ducks stay in that enclosure all year. im desperate to get some and spoke to andoy earlier,i decided my garden wasnt big enough, however your set up looks ideal.
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Post by sammyboy on Wed Sep 03, 2008 10:51 pm

Yeah there do but i let them at when i'm out cleaning the pens out. The run is 4ftx4ft and i got the house off ebay. They have also got a bowl of water which 2 of them can fit in. I would recommend the campbell as the are a nice size bird not to big or small. but also should lay 300+ eggs a year. not that they have yet, not old enough.

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Post by bex46 on Wed Sep 03, 2008 11:17 pm

im getting excited now, maybe i can have ducks after all. i really want white call ducks.
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Post by andoy on Wed Sep 03, 2008 11:26 pm

bex46 wrote:im getting excited now, maybe i can have ducks after all. i really want white call ducks.

Smaller ducks are easier to keep and less messy. Just be careful you don't get carried away like me. I have 8 domestic ducks and a pair of Mandarin ducks.

Another option is to go for more ornamental ducks. My pair of Mandarin ducks are no where near as messy as my other ducks. Extremely quiet too, I hardly ever hear them.
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Post by bex46 on Wed Sep 03, 2008 11:29 pm

do you have a picture of your mandarins and are they big or small.
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Post by andoy on Wed Sep 03, 2008 11:35 pm

I don't have a picture of my Mandarin ducks (I must get one tomorrow), but here are some links;

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mandarin_duck
http://www.acornhollowbantams.com/mandarin_ducks.cfm?id=15
http://www.burkesbackyard.com.au/1999/archives/25/roadtests/birds/mandarin_ducks

The male doesn't have the pretty feathers all year round. They tend to look drab till just before the breeding season (late winter / early spring).

They are slightly smaller than my Black East Indian ducks (which are about the same size as a call duck)... about the size of a pigeon maybe.
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Post by andoy on Wed Sep 03, 2008 11:37 pm

oh yeah, mine is quail friendly. I have them temporarily with the quails. Gets on no problems with my Bobwhites and Japs Wink
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Post by Suz on Thu Sep 04, 2008 10:54 am

I love your little duck house & run Smile I still haven't been able to find a house big enough on eBay for my boys .... but my oops-purchases have been handy for the quail Smile

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Post by bex46 on Thu Sep 04, 2008 11:23 am

Thanks andoy for info. i'll keep you posted.
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Post by QTpie on Sat Sep 06, 2008 12:03 am

What great websites! More ideas for my acre. I would love to have an aviary with a little pond, etc. Maybe I could put an addition on the house.... scratch
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Post by andoy on Sat Sep 06, 2008 1:10 am

how about this QTpie? .... Laughing Laughing Laughing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5nbH_qUt8I

p.s. that's not me giving the commentary in Tagalog. They are talking about the ducks arses amongst other things Razz Ducks are quite popular in the Philippines Very Happy
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Post by QTpie on Sat Sep 06, 2008 4:55 pm

I would love to have a pond that big! Less grass to mow! I love ducks, but I thought you had to have some kind of water source to have them. So, an aviary with a small plastic pond is as far as i can go at the moment. Next summer I have very big plans. happydance2


You should read this book. It's a very funny story about ducks. The author's website is here: http://enslavedbyducks.com/pages/DucksIndex.html
I haven't read the sequel yet. That will be next summer's read for sure.
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Post by andoy on Sat Sep 06, 2008 5:12 pm

interesting book QTpie, there is of course an easy way out of the problem Rolling Eyes ...eat you way out!!! Twisted Evil

any good duck recipes? Twisted Evil
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Post by muhammet on Sat Sep 13, 2008 12:38 am

I wish i had some ducks Crying or Very sad
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