Monday, April 7, 2014

Raising Welsh Harlequin Ducklings - Week Four

DOUG'S DUCKS 

Raising Welsh Harlequin Ducklings

On March 3, 2014 my Welsh Harlequin Ducklings hatched at Metzer Farms and arrived at my house on March 5, 2014. To view the Raising Welsh Harlequin Ducklings- Arrival Day Click Here

Today is Monday April 7th and the ducks are now 5 weeks old.

Here are some pictures of the ducks in weeks 3 and 4.





The weather has finally warming up,  the snow is finally gone , and I have finally started to  build the 8' X 8' duck house (duck coop).  

I couldn't decide on one building design so I combined the following two plans.

First was a plan I bought for $5.00 http://www.buildeazy.com/chicken_coop_8.html

The second was a plan found in  Storey's Guide to Raising Poultry, 4th Edition 







Because the ducks are almost fully feathered, and because the night time temperature is finally staying in the 40's (much warmer in the garage) I have shut of the warming lamp.

Stay tuned for further duck and building updates....