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Just an invitation for folks to post pictures of ducklings

 
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Ok! this is cute enough for this luddite to go and find my duckling photos, and figure out how to post them... as they say "brb"....
 
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Hmmm... Let's hope I did.

Well, my Muscovy Hen came home one day with SURPRISE! 16 little ducklings following... apparently, she'd made a nest outside the duckie yard... it was literally a little duckie amoeba, that ebbed and flowed all over the yard. Pretty cute.. TOO cute, indeed, cute overload. They now have homes, save the three largest. They will... ah... grace the table at some point.

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Home Raised - Dark Rouen Baby Ducks


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I should be in bed but if your going to start a thread on ducklings.
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This is several photos, tells a story.
Kinda big so rather than slow down the whole page, here's a link.

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I think it's not too big

 
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If ducks were mammals!

I'd be willing to bet duck milk would be amazing!
 
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Well gosh... I sure feel bad about killing the conversation with baby ducks suckling

aww...
 
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Ryan, it's the meaningless drivel forum, the natural home of mammalian quackers
No way a duck could manage 18 the muscovy ducklings at my mother's place with a poullry ( ) six nipples!
She must have cute photos; they seem to spend a lot of time in a great big pile of duckling cuteness having photos taken of them.
Always hard to reconcile that lot with the adults, who wander around looking like they've got a case of some horrible face-eating disease!
But they wag their tails! Aaw...
 
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Our first ducklings of the season are here!

She's a first time mom, and managed to hatch eleven ducklings out of twelve eggs. I think she's a keeper!



Mom went outside for drink and to stretch her legs, but the babies are too cozy and snug indoors and don't want to come out yet.



We have six black ones and five 'purple' ones.









We gave the goose some fertile duck eggs to sit on, too. Spot, the hydrophobic intersex muscovy hybrid who thinks he's a chicken, is standing guard while the old Muscovy drake is helping her arrange her boudois.

 
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She did it! Goosey is finally a mommy!



I wonder if she's beginning to suspect that the babies look a bit duck-like...
 
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here are our baby ducks when they were just a few days old!


they are much bigger now (about 4 weeks) but still ridiculously cute.
 
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Ryan Barrett wrote:


Crikey! That duckling must be exhausted. 'Strine' isn't generally considered much of a lullaby
 
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ducklings and mormons

 
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These are our 3 day old first home bred Australian Call ducklings. Great timewasters!
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3 day old Calls
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Momma cat with her new litter(s):



 
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Eeep! I finally get to contribute to this thread! The ancona duck we bought last year hatched out a batch of five little ducklings. Our last few months have been spent aiting for ducklings, as our other ancona went broody twice...and abandoned the nests both times. Finally, though, this ancona has been a great broody mamma and hatched out these cuties yesterday. Totally worth the wait!

I love how many different colorations they have, from black, to blue, to silver to brown markings! So proud of our ducks!
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Five little ducks, all in a row
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Following after their Mamma :D.
 
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Video of ducklings via FB
 
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This year's hatches so far The little brown one we're calling "Ninja" - fiesty little bugger that's attacking even the adult ducks when there's food involved. Never seen a duckling jump so high!
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Tristan Vitali wrote: The little brown one we're calling "Ninja" - fiesty little bugger that's attacking even the adult ducks when there's food involved. Never seen a duckling jump so high!



Haha - we have a whole batch of ducklings this year called 'The Ninjas' for similar reasons.

We also have an orphan duckling called Midge. I'll dig some photos out later.
 
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Here he is - Midge, our orphan duckling, when he was nearly new.



And this is what he looked like by the time I'd got home from Wheaton labs. He seems to like our doormat for some reason.

 
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Nicole Alderman wrote:Eeep! I finally get to contribute to this thread! The ancona duck we bought last year hatched out a batch of five little ducklings. Our last few months have been spent aiting for ducklings, as our other ancona went broody twice...and abandoned the nests both times. Finally, though, this ancona has been a great broody mamma and hatched out these cuties yesterday. Totally worth the wait!

I love how many different colorations they have, from black, to blue, to silver to brown markings! So proud of our ducks!



One of the little black ducklings in this picture grew up, and yesterday and today Twilight hatched out 5-6 little ducklings! (It's hard to count them when they're all hiding under mama!) Five of the eggs cam from a local lady who had blue-egg laying ducks (mutts of rouen, Cayuga and maybe blue Swedish or ancona.) and two were from my own ducks (Since I have a magpie/blue Swedish drake and an ancona drake, and hens that range from ancona, magpie/blue Swedish, magpie/Cayuga, golden 300, white layer, and blue runner duck). In other words, I now have mutt ducks, LOL! I'd wanted pure Anconas, but I kept finding free and super-affordable non-ancona ducks, and couldn't resist!

Once again, I don't have the best pictures, as they're in their nesting box, safe from being harassed by other ducks or our cats. But, still, it's the cuteness that counts, right?
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If you zoom in on the white egg, you can see a little bill peeping out. I'm hoping the duckling made it all the way out!
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Such cute little grey ("blue") ducklings!
 
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Lemmy is growing up!

 
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One of the new arrivals getting used to being handled.

 
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These are so cute!








 
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Nicole Alderman wrote:I love how many different colorations they have, from black, to blue, to silver to brown markings!



Definitely love the golden brown Peking variety!

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Since there's a post about a Mama Goose who hatched ducklings, here's Messy Mom with the 4 gosling she hatched!
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It only took her two weeks to decide something just wasn't right!
 
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What have I done?
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Escapee
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We're gonna need a bigger box
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Nope. Not too big at all. Five weeks old, and these guys need to move out!
 
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Our first of the season hatched May 21st. Now they're 3 weeks old and growing fast.
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"My ducklings - get your own"
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They managed to squish 12 out of 13 in the "baby bathtub". Mom's doing the lifeguard job! Much more willing to show off her brood.
 
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Cascade (Golden and Multi) at 9 weeks old:



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I gave our Muscovy duck, Kate, 4 goose eggs, but she added a Muscovy egg and then it turned out that our geese are definitely not fertile. I tried to swipe the goose eggs thinking I'd give her something else, but could see a little "just hatched" Muscovy duckling. I swiped the 3 goose eggs I could reach, and left her be, figuring she'd bring her little one of the nest in a day or two. No such luck - she was bound and determined to hatch that last goose eggs. Sigh.... in the meantime, I took this picture.
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Too hot under mom - on top will have to do! I left her two more days before forcibly removing her nest box. Mom and duckling are doing fine.
 
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