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by dorsetduckowner
Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Waterfowl Forum
Topic: Ducklings and chickens together?
Replies: 3
Views: 437

Re: Ducklings and chickens together?

Hi :) I would wait until the ducklings are fully feathered and then watch very carefully as chickens can be quite mean to ducks, even fully grown ones and can give them a really good pecking. All depends on the individual personalities of the chickens really :)
by dorsetduckowner
Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Waterfowl Forum
Topic: Releasing rescued wild ducks
Replies: 3
Views: 564

Re: Releasing rescued wild ducks

You are very welcome!
by dorsetduckowner
Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Waterfowl Forum
Topic: Releasing rescued wild ducks
Replies: 3
Views: 564

Re: Releasing rescued wild ducks

Hi :) good job for raising them! I actually wrote a help guide for this and you can read it here: https://poultrykeeper.com/duck-keeping/how-to-care-for-wild-baby-ducks/ release information at the end of the document In the mean time taking them to the private lake and supplementary feeding them is ...
by dorsetduckowner
Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Incubation and Hatching Eggs
Topic: Urgent help with hatching please
Replies: 0
Views: 361

Urgent help with hatching please

Hi :) I rescued a mandarin egg on Tuesday that had internally pipped and popped it under a broody... baby has been active inside the airsac, moving about and peeping but no external pip yet. Any advice from expert hatchers would be appreciated as I have little experience of hatching! Thanks in advan...
by dorsetduckowner
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Waterfowl Forum
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 3
Views: 671

Re: Newbie

Thanks Marigold :) it is a full
Time job!!!
by dorsetduckowner
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Waterfowl Forum
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 3
Views: 671

Re: Newbie

Hi! You have come to the right place. I wrote this guide for people in your situation. https://poultrykeeper.com/duck-keeping/how-to-care-for-wild-baby-ducks/ As for the fleas.... you can either comb them all out with a mascara brush (clean one) or if they are really bad it may need a trip to the ve...
by dorsetduckowner
Fri Jul 05, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Incubation and Hatching Eggs
Topic: Cayuga ducklings ok mixed with adult ducks
Replies: 9
Views: 872

Re: Cayuga ducklings ok mixed with adult ducks

Probably wait until they are fully feathered and the boys hormones (testicles) have calmed down. :) pictures of babies always welcome!
by dorsetduckowner
Fri Jul 05, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Incubation and Hatching Eggs
Topic: Cayuga ducklings ok mixed with adult ducks
Replies: 9
Views: 872

Re: Cayuga ducklings ok mixed with adult ducks

Definitely separate the boys, see how the girls get on, they may be ok, they may not. If they get stressed they can trample babies so it really depends on their individual relationships. Have separate pens ready if needs be, you should know immediately!

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