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by dorsetduckowner
Thu Apr 26, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Waterfowl Forum
Topic: So happy, broody duck
Replies: 5
Views: 894

Re: So happy, broody duck

She is beautiful
by dorsetduckowner
Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Waterfowl Forum
Topic: white cambells
Replies: 5
Views: 224

Re: white cambells

Hi :) no, they won’t eat from a hanging one. It will frighten them.
by dorsetduckowner
Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Waterfowl Forum
Topic: white cambells
Replies: 5
Views: 224

Re: white cambells

The white Campbell’s are not really good nesters and can sometimes just lay eggs where they stand and sort of not notice. They are not as fastidious as chickens about finding a nice cosy nest. However they will use a bush that is low to the ground. They prefer natural cover to houses :) they are ver...
by dorsetduckowner
Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Waterfowl Forum
Topic: white cambells
Replies: 5
Views: 224

Re: white cambells

Hi! They start to lay at about 9 months but every duck is different. They are messy eaters and like to have water next to their food. I use a big heavy dog bowl on a tray next to water. They also liked whole wheat/mixed corn served under water. They won’t use a house unless they get in a routine of ...
by dorsetduckowner
Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Waterfowl Forum
Topic: So happy, broody duck
Replies: 5
Views: 894

Re: So happy, broody duck

Ahhh, I agree! Wonderful
Sight! I do the same with spare houses :) pictures would be lovely if you have any.
by dorsetduckowner
Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Waterfowl Forum
Topic: Rats in the duckhouse
Replies: 1
Views: 176

Re: Rats in the duckhouse

Hi, sorry to hear you have rats. I used to be quite tolerant of rats until they killed one of my ducks and also spread disease through a group of ducklings I had. The odd shy rat isn’t an issue, but if they are bold, adult, breeding and have found a good food source of duck food then I would definit...
by dorsetduckowner
Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Waterfowl Forum
Topic: 3 Drakes
Replies: 4
Views: 518

Re: 3 Drakes

brilliant news! You will see how much they bond when silly season is over :)
by dorsetduckowner
Sat Mar 31, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Waterfowl Forum
Topic: 3 Drakes
Replies: 4
Views: 518

Re: 3 Drakes

Hiya, your three boys sound like characters! Bonded groups of drakes tend to get on extremely well for the majority of the year and do very well as long term Flock mates. However , at this time of year, as Marigold said, hormones take over and the urge to mate/ rape is overpowering especially in you...
by dorsetduckowner
Thu Jan 25, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Waterfowl For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Wanted A gaggle of geese. Any breed preferred
Replies: 10
Views: 4174

Re: Wanted A gaggle of geese. Any breed preferred

Dougie is a sweetie! I wanted the two others as well, but they have such a nice life at the rescue I thought I would leave them!
by dorsetduckowner
Thu Jan 25, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Waterfowl For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Wanted A gaggle of geese. Any breed preferred
Replies: 10
Views: 4174

Re: Wanted A gaggle of geese. Any breed preferred

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Marigold, did you go to Margaret Green? I had a little bantam male duck from there a couple of months ago, he's gorgeous. Dougie.

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