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by dorsetduckowner
Fri Nov 23, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Photos of Waterfowl
Topic: What do you think of these ducks???
Replies: 20
Views: 1491

Re: What do you think of these ducks???

I thought this article from call duck expert Chris Ashton may clear up any confusion on them needing bathing water. He actually states that they need it more than most.
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by dorsetduckowner
Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Photos of Waterfowl
Topic: What do you think of these ducks???
Replies: 20
Views: 1491

Re: What do you think of these ducks???

Upper Brook Farm, I am wondering what research/behavioral observations you base your opinions on in regard to call ducks emphatically not needing water? In your opinion, what makes them different to other ducks?
by dorsetduckowner
Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Photos of Waterfowl
Topic: What do you think of these ducks???
Replies: 20
Views: 1491

Re: What do you think of these ducks???

Valerie, all ducks need water to fulfil their behavioural requirements and keep their feathers, eyes and nares healthy. It is even suggested in legal terms for farmed species. They need at least a tub that they can bath in, if not a proper pond.
by dorsetduckowner
Thu Oct 04, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Photos of Waterfowl
Topic: What do you think of these ducks???
Replies: 20
Views: 1491

Re: What do you think of these ducks???

Upper brook Farm, I think best practice with any waterfowl is to provide a pond of some description, even if its a plastic kiddy pool :) I am a Big believer in the opinion that if you cannot provide an animal with what it needs to fulfil its natural behaviours, then its probably best not keeping tha...
by dorsetduckowner
Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Photos of Waterfowl
Topic: What do you think of these ducks???
Replies: 20
Views: 1491

Re: What do you think of these ducks???

Hi! I dont, I only have hotch potch rescues but I do have some rather beautiful buff orpingtons!
by dorsetduckowner
Sat Sep 22, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Photos of Waterfowl
Topic: What do you think of these ducks???
Replies: 20
Views: 1491

Re: What do you think of these ducks???

I can only see the Rouen but she's gorgeous :)
by dorsetduckowner
Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Showing Waterfowl
Topic: Looking after Exhibition Ducks???
Replies: 3
Views: 290

Re: Looking after Exhibition Ducks???

hi! Not really apart from the fact that its likely to be genetic rather than feed related! Ashton has some good books on it I think x
by dorsetduckowner
Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Showing Waterfowl
Topic: Looking after Exhibition Ducks???
Replies: 3
Views: 290

Re: Looking after Exhibition Ducks???

Hi James :) glad you are getting on well with your ducks. I don't show ducks at all, but I do know that the yellow tinge is actually a preferred trait in some species, especially proper Pekin ducks. They should have a pale canary yellow hue to their feathers :) This is nothing to do with feed and ev...
by dorsetduckowner
Sat Aug 25, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: 'Other' Poultry Forum
Topic: Lonely Goose - Advice Please
Replies: 6
Views: 948

Re: Lonely Goose - Advice Please

Hi! Welcome :) I agree with Marigold, he would definitely like some company and now is a good time of year to introduce another goose. I also agree that a rescue would be perfect. If you get more than one then get ladies, if you get just one then it doesn't matter if its male or female. Breed isn't ...

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