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Clearly I'm using ducklings to distract me from other issues....
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I give them duckweed (lemna) every day or so and they love to slurp it up.
I give them duckweed (lemna) every day or so and they love to slurp it up.
 
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This thread makes me want to get ducks!
 
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These guys hatched on 23 September 2019. They're Swedish Black and Swedish Blue. I'll post more pictures when they're old enough to take out of the brooder for a bit. These little ones seem to need more warmth than the Golden Cascade ducklings I received in April.

Cheers!
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Swedish blue and Swedish black ducklings
Swedish blue and Swedish black ducklings
 
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DUCKIES! Swedish Black and Blue at 1 week old.

So...

If you're thinking about raising ducks, and I really hope you do, YES, THEY DO GROW THAT FAST! YES, THAT'S ONE DAY OF POOP!
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two ducklings
two ducklings
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one duckling
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several ducklings
 
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Swedish Black and Blue

They are out of the battery brooder! Short trips outside (the pool is for the bigger ducks and my dog and maybe me).
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ducklings napping
ducklings napping
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Ducklings are such groupies. I used to say that it's as if a group of ducklings has bungee cords attached. If one gets a little too far away, either the bungee reels it back in, or the whole rest of the group springs towards the outlier.
 
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Jay Angler wrote:Ducklings are such groupies. I used to say that it's as if a group of ducklings has bungee cords attached. If one gets a little too far away, either the bungee reels it back in, or the whole rest of the group springs towards the outlier.



Right?! My outdoor ducks (Golden Cascades hatched April 11, 2019) looked at the ducklings when I brought them outside and were like, "Who are they? And why do they get food when they follow you?"

Now the older ducks put the bums' rush on me in the morning and in the evening. They've been angry with me for three months, and now they chase me for peas. I love it.
 
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Duckling pictures, staring Flower (the gosling) and Dandelion, Bleeding Heart, and Cakes (the ducks)

The gosling is a surprise that our geese hid from us, and then abandoned (he hatched a day early). We nursed him back to health, and then frantically found him some buddies so he thinks he's a bird, and not just a human! The gosling thinks we're his mama, and the ducklings think he's their mama. It's too cute!
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Duckling has her eye on you
Duckling has her eye on you
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Gosling is cleaning his belly so cutely!
Gosling is cleaning his belly so cutely!
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My latest crop of "challenges" are a group of 3 incubator hatched from rescued eggs Muscovy ducklings. They've spent waaaayyyy too much time pooping on the kitchen floor, and were just crying because I was out at my computer instead of working in the kitchen while they nibbled my ankles. Sigh... so now they are tucked between my vest and shirt having "cuddle time" while I type. They've been going out to the field for longer periods each day, and yesterday I tried *really* hard to convince a BWD to adopt them, but she politely declined. Monday we had some visitors, so I thought I'd post this picture:
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