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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Duck Journal: Slideshow: Weeks 2.5 - 4

For a duckling update see Duck Journal: Weeks 2.5 - 4 .
 
Watch a slideshow of some very cute ducklings! ☺
 
 


 

Duck Journal: Weeks 2.5 - 4

The ducklings are four weeks old already!
 
(OK, so it does feel like I've been scooping duck poop for my entire life, but hey, their cute!)
 
I mean really cute!
 

 
Everyone is doing great! They are now walking all the way from their brooder where they sleep at night to their outside run during the day! They are getting strong!!
 
(Photos taken on Mother's day, the 14th)
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(For more photos watch the slideshow! See Duck Journal: Slideshow: Weeks 2.5 - 4 .

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Duck Journal: Slideshow: Day 1 - Week 2.5 (Watch on YouTube!)

Watch how fast they grow! It's hard to believe they are already going to all be three weeks on Wednesday! (Some will be three weeks on Monday!)

Follow the link below to watch the slideshow!
 

Freddy

The setup!
Duke with the ducks! 😊

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Duck Journal: The first week! (Almost)

We got the ducklings on Thursday, the 20th. We were planning on getting only four but because only six hatched, we ended up with everyone.

All the ducklings are Silver Appleyards. (Also known as Appleyards. Silver Appleyard is the only recognized color.) I have two (Indy and Jyn (Yes, named after the Star Wars caricature Jyn Erso) that will grow up to be white. The other four will be "Silver Appleyard" colored. (The photo on the link to the Livestock Conservancy website is a drake.)

One of the ducklings, Indy (one of the white ones), has (well had) a bent over foot. It was bent/curled up so she/he was walking on his/her ankle. We used many different splints/braces made from pipe cleaners, vet wrap and tape. (More on this later!) It is getting better.

Everyone is in the brooder!
 

The favorite pastime of standing in the food had an unwanted side affect, pooping in the food!



Asleep in the food!




The setup!
We added a heat lamp with a regular bulb in it to add some extra heat in the eating/drinking area for the first week.

Enjoying the heating plate! You can see Indy's wrapped foot well in this photo. She is closest to the camera!
Sleepy babies! 😊



Indy with her/his splint

They grow so fast!
First field trip outside!

This is so fun!
 
The ducklings loved their field trip outside!