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AV Bird Hatchery

Peking Ducks (FREE SHIPPING)

Regular price $11.25 USD
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Description
Type: Ducks
Purpose: Meat
Availability: Year Round
Egg Color: White
Egg Size: 3.3 oz
Rate of Lay: 150-200/Year
Temperament: Calm
Mothering: Poor
Hardiness: Fair
Mature Male Weight: 10 lbs
Mature Female Weight: 9 lbs

Baby Ducklings

Fully mature adult Pekin ducks weigh between 9 and 10 pounds in captivity. Their average lifespan is about 9 to 12 years. Their external feathers are white sometimes with a yellowish tinge. This is more obvious with ducks that have been reared indoors and not exposed to sunlight.

Pekin ducks, for the most part, are too heavy to get airborne. While some individual ducks may be lighter and capable of short bursts of vertical flight, clipping their flight feathers (pinioning) is generally unnecessary. They are gregarious and will usually group together with other ducks. As with most waterfowl, the Pekin duck has feet perfectly adapted for paddling through water but is also capable of walking while foraging and exploring as well.

If keeping ducks, be sure to remove items from their environment which may cause tripping or stumbling, and house them on natural surfaces, such as grass, hardpack, straw, or sand which is gentler on the bones and ligaments, will not abraid the sensitive surface of the webbed feet, and is easy to keep clean. Ducks are happiest when they have free access to clean, safe water in which to swim and mate.

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Chickens   12
Guinea Fowl Keets 15
Ducks 8
Geese 8
Pheasants  Chicks 30
Chukars Chicks 50
Quail Chicks 50

 

The minimum orders are in place to help the chicks remain warm during transportation