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critter crazy
04-20-2007, 04:48 PM
The ducks had another swim in the tub today, only this time I decided to have some fun, and see what they would do If I threw in some peas!! I think they liked it!!

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Come on!! Throw some more already!!
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I am not waiting, I am just gonna take them!
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Flatcoatluver
04-20-2007, 04:51 PM
Aww they are sooo cute! I really wish I would have hand fed the ducks. Do you have any suggestions on how to hand feed adult ducks?

critter crazy
04-20-2007, 04:56 PM
Aww they are sooo cute! I really wish I would have hand fed the ducks. Do you have any suggestions on how to hand feed adult ducks?

Stick out your hand!:D

Flatcoatluver
04-20-2007, 05:02 PM
lol! I wish it was that simple. But they don't want to get that close to me.

critter crazy
04-20-2007, 05:27 PM
lol! I wish it was that simple. But they don't want to get that close to me.My adults arent all that keen on it either, that is why I am working with these little ones so much. But the only thing I can suggest is to just sit in one spot for a while, with food, eventually curiosity will win them over. It just takes patience. Toss some food out at first, so they know what you have. Make sure it is something realy yummy, that they dont get very often. I know Peas are a big hit! all my birds love those!:D

Flatcoatluver
04-20-2007, 05:39 PM
Thank you, we have some peas in the freezer. I will have to try it. How old are the ducklings now?

critter crazy
04-20-2007, 05:50 PM
Thank you, we have some peas in the freezer. I will have to try it. How old are the ducklings now? 17 days.:) Good luck on the hand feeding!

cassiesmom
04-24-2007, 08:29 PM
Critter Crazy, I am wondering why peas? Do they taste good to ducks? Look at how smart the little ducks are, they know to swim up and grab one. They are so cute!

Kalei
04-24-2007, 09:45 PM
Oh My goodness! Now there is a great idea for anyone with ducks!:D They look like they had a blast with those peas. Haha it was fun just looking at the pictures of them having fun:) Thanks for sharing, its so cute!

lute
04-24-2007, 11:33 PM
awww! They look so silly with their big bills! I can just hear them quacking away.haha! :D

critter crazy
04-25-2007, 07:23 AM
Critter Crazy, I am wondering why peas? Do they taste good to ducks? Look at how smart the little ducks are, they know to swim up and grab one. They are so cute! Ducks Love veggies, and green veggies are easier for them to spot in the water. They are just beginning to learn how to grab food under water, they are getting pretty good at it! All my Birds go nuts for Veggies!:)

Freedom
04-25-2007, 09:41 AM
Well aren't you the good mom duck, teaching the babies how to fend for themselves and get their own food! And we get the benefit of these marvelous photos! Keep it up, you are doing great!

tikeyas_mom
04-25-2007, 11:34 PM
AWWWW those babies are too cute for words!!! I love ducklings... Look how much they have grown!!!! What eles doy ou feed them? Have they met their parents yet? Is the water in the tub warm or cold??

critter crazy
04-26-2007, 07:05 AM
AWWWW those babies are too cute for words!!! I love ducklings... Look how much they have grown!!!! What eles doy ou feed them? Have they met their parents yet? Is the water in the tub warm or cold??

Ducks grow very fast, but take a long time to feather out. So they keep that cute fuzzy look for a longer time than chickens! he he he!

They are fed Standard Starter feed, which has everything they need in it.

They were hatched out of eggs, brought from another farm, so they wont ever see their parents.

The water in the tub is warm, you have to be very careful with ducklings that they dont get a chill, baby birds are very sensitive to temps.When they get out of the tub, they get Blowdried of(on the lowest setting) so they dont get a chill.

luckies4me
04-26-2007, 04:21 PM
Those are the cutest baby ducks ever! tee hee. :D

Genny
04-26-2007, 05:09 PM
They are very cute :) Are they mallards and pekins?? I can't tell for sure. I bet they'll be pretty when they get older.


Aww they are sooo cute! I really wish I would have hand fed the ducks. Do you have any suggestions on how to hand feed adult ducks?
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Hey, I have a khaki campbell, a mallard and a mallard mix and they are all scared to come up to me and eat out of my hand. I raised them the same way I raised my muscovies, but they don't act like my muscovies. My muscovy girls will let me pick them up when ever I want to without them running. I have to always be at least 5ft. away from my other 3 ducks or else they'll run from me!! :D I think certain kinds of ducks are different and more friendly with people. Even the wild mallards at the mall won't ever let you get close, but the wild muscovies will eat from your hand anytime... What kinds do you have??

Genny

Randi
04-26-2007, 05:26 PM
What wonderful/fun pictures - the ducklings are so cute!! Thanks for sharing. :)

Roxyluvsme13
04-26-2007, 05:32 PM
My gosh, what cuties! They get big so fast!