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by dorsetduckowner
Sat May 23, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Incubation and Hatching Eggs
Topic: Pipping advice
Replies: 3
Views: 65

Re: Pipping advice

awww, brilliant news!
by dorsetduckowner
Sat May 23, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Incubation and Hatching Eggs
Topic: Pipping advice
Replies: 3
Views: 65

Re: Pipping advice

Hi Marc :) Congratulations on babies! I wouldn't like to give advice as I am not an expert, but there are lots of people out there who are! Have you tried contacting the British waterfowl Association? They are really helpful with stuff like that! They are on FB, Insta and have a very good website! K...
by dorsetduckowner
Wed May 06, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Waterfowl For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Wanted - Goose eggs
Replies: 2
Views: 438

Re: Wanted - Goose eggs

Hi Marc,
Sorry I can’t help with eggs. Have you considered an electric fence? Foxes will also take geese quite happily!
Zo
by dorsetduckowner
Tue May 05, 2020 6:57 am
Forum: Waterfowl For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Rehoming 2 Male Cayuga Ducks Free to Good Home
Replies: 1
Views: 168

Re: Rehoming 2 Male Cayuga Ducks Free to Good Home

Aww beautiful boys. I hope you find somewhere safe for them. I will pass this message on to USA friends
Zo
by dorsetduckowner
Fri May 01, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Waterfowl Forum
Topic: Rat proof feeders, pellet type and Ducks
Replies: 3
Views: 882

Re: Rat proof feeders, pellet type and Ducks

They will enjoy as many water bowls as you give them :) It helps to put one on a grid or slab to stop them from making it into either mud or pellet soup :) The pellet food should give them what they need at most times, just see how you go with the eggs. A lot of layers get peritonitis which can kill...
by dorsetduckowner
Tue Apr 28, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Waterfowl Forum
Topic: Rat proof feeders, pellet type and Ducks
Replies: 3
Views: 882

Re: Rat proof feeders, pellet type and Ducks

Hi! Welcome, lots of good questions there! Fenland waterfowl pellets are fab. Remember ducks are very suspicious, neophobic creatures, they hate any kind of change, even food changes. Start them on a good varied diet as soon as you get them, including lots of greens, if they cant forage in a large a...
by dorsetduckowner
Tue Apr 14, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Waterfowl Forum
Topic: Moved to an area with a duck pond
Replies: 6
Views: 671

Re: Moved to an area with a duck pond

Hi! Best thing to put out for them is plain wheat, mixed bird seed mixed with unmedicated chick crumbs if you can get them, but to be honest they should have enough food and are better off not being fed as they will
Come to rely on it! I feed mine though 😱
by dorsetduckowner
Mon Apr 13, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: Waterfowl Forum
Topic: Moved to an area with a duck pond
Replies: 6
Views: 671

Re: Moved to an area with a duck pond

Hi Duck Pond! Lucky you moving somewhere with a duck pond :) I suspect that numbers are down because all the girls are all off on nests and only come out once or twice a day to feed and bathe. I would suspect you should start seeing ducklings anytime now (we have had two broods appear over the weeke...
by dorsetduckowner
Sat Mar 21, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Waterfowl Forum
Topic: Infertile goose eggs
Replies: 4
Views: 563

Re: Infertile goose eggs

Well good luck with it all :) 🦆

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