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Just got back from C+C hatchery with muscovy ducklings

They are peeping and cute and awesome. They peep and dabble and stuff. They are one week old and should be kept at 80-85 degrees, which I figure means my old reptile heating pad should do it.
They are fuzzy and soft and fun!
Can't wait to see how they grow up.

They are currently in a pink plastic storage bin I got at walmart for $5.00 on a tiny reptile heating pad I had from a while ago, using a waterer and feeder I already had. I placed a small string of LED christmas lights in there to keep them happy at night and the pink bin creates pink lighting which is supposed to prevent them from pecking each other. Bedding is left over bedding and newspaper from another animal project. I'm trying to do this in a budget so it's a good thing I didn't need to buy much stuff.
It's funny to hear the bin peeping occasionally.

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Comment by David Mericle, Karl Barton on October 22, 2008 at 7:16pm
We got the adult ducks from C + C
decided on adults we wanted eggs NOW and then we didn't have to worry about keeping them inside. We built a enclosure and a house for them but during the day they have the run of the back yard
Comment by Philodice on October 21, 2008 at 7:19am
They smell bad! They have explosive diarreah! They peep and run about! They are messeh! I love them. They are in a bin in my kitchen under the table. lol.
Comment by Philodice on October 20, 2008 at 6:13am
The full size adult ducks were $35 each, I decided to get smaller ones and grow my own.

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