We live in Nebraska. Wood ducks live year-round in the Southeast and along the Pacific coast. Wood ducks pair off for breeding and usually are monogamous for life. Whatever your reason for raising these beautiful birds, you've come to the right place. What do you suggest. I'm planning to get some wood duck babies and I'd like to know at what age you can tell the genders apart. Without them I don't think it would have survived. I am interesting your Silver wood duck, price for pair and when it be ready ? Generally, lots of 10 to 25 are minimum orders. But here in Illinois there is law that says you cannot take it out of the state in order to posses or sell it. The striking silver color has to be one of my favorite birds on our farm. Please let me know if you can ship to Mississippi and what is the process for ordering, would I need a permit to just own them, and would I need a permit to sale them?? Use the ducks for meat. We put the baby in a plastic tote with a heat lamp, food and water. And how much is a nesting pair? Cost and shipping please? This little duck could jump, climb, and run like nothing I had ever seen. I have a North American female wood duck and I am interested in purchasing a male. I found this looking for tips about what kind of heat they need. The same goes for the silver wood duck. About what age? DuckHut is committed to providing you with the highest quality, easiest to use duck housing available today. So I decided I was going to need to figure this out on my own. ( I am not interested in domestic breeds), Wood ducks split silver wood ducks a pr cinnamon teal a pr chestnut teal and a few blue wing hens 1 white eye. Some modifications need to be addressed when raising ducks… Roasted duck leg contains 217 calories with 11 grams of fat, which is comparable to the amount of calories and fat in a broiler leg of chicken. Raising Mallard ducklings 3 days to 9 weeks old Food and water Sources. This video is almost an hour of raising ducks from a few days old until 6 months old. How could you tell that she was a she? When incubating you can expand the wood ducks clutch by removing eggs from her to inspire further laying. I could see that the little duck was not eating or drinking so I decided to put a couple of baby chickens of the same age in with the duckling. It is known that a standard runner duck lays about four eggs per week, eight months of the year. Wood duck ducklings take a bit more care and understanding when first hatched as the mother teaches them how to eat. I've seen wood ducks in the area a few times trying to get into large knot holes in mature oaks but nothing in our yard. For decades people have been raising wood ducks. The mainstay of the meat duck industry is probably the White Pekin duck. The mallard seemed to encourage it to eat and drink as the mallard is use to this kind of environment already. Raising Ducks – My Best Tips to Guide You Toward Successfully Raising Ducks . I guess, just as the baby ducks made the big jump from the hole in the tree the cat was waiting at the bottom of the tree for the them. Oh, btw, so the law in my state (Illinois) is that all wildlife belongs to the state, so if you have it for rehabbing you must consent that it is state property. Wood Ducks are considered one of North Americas most beautiful of native duck species and is found in and among flooded woodlands,creeks and swamplands throughout a great portion of the US. Mine is not so timid and shy like yours was, I think that is interesting. This little thing(can’t tell what sex it is yet) loves to be held and if I put them on the ground, it will follow me every where I go with the mallard along side. I didn't have any ducklings to put in with it and the feed stores no longer had any to sell. What happens when you breed apricot wood ducks to normal wood ducks. It’s supposed to get down to 71 and I’m wondering if the 82 degree space heater will be enough. If you end up raising a large number of ducks, you can consider using some of them for food. For the first whole day the baby called for it's mother over and over. They require no different specifics than any of the other wood duck. The hen then will incubate the eggs for 27-30 days. When do you think you will have apricot or regular colored This is our beautiful male wood duck. The ducklings will fledge the nest early in life and begin their learning journey with the mother which teaches them to feed on seeds,insects, and grasses. I am new to the idea. So funny! He makes a really neat high pitched squeak, they higher and louder his squeak gets, the bigger his green mo hawk on his head grows. The chicks taught the duck to eat chick food and they developed a absolute love for cucumbers. Some for hunting, some simply for love of nature. Meet our original wooden ducks: a unique and quirky gift and collectable home accessory. (Part 2 of 2). Hi everyone, just found this by googling "raising wood ducks". Wood duck ducklings have been known to fledge from nests with heights as far as 45-60 feet off the ground with no apparent injuries. Woody and his girl friends, they are very shy and hard to get good photos of. Duck meat contains vast quantities of protein, iron, zinc, and selenium. Wood Ducks have been featured on various items like pipes and bowls used by prehistoric Indians. The population of the wood duck has increased a great deal in the last several years. Thanks, Gustavo. Photos below are of the ducks acquired from Mallard Lane Farms. Last week the Chicken Scratch Poultry farmers took a road trip to Florida to visit the Greenfire farm and pick up some new breeds to wor... Last May my daughter came bringing me a baby duck in a shotgun shell box. My guess is a wood duck as I don't know of any species of duck that nests so high in a tree, but it's not in a hole in the tree and there's no water nearby. Your email address will not be published. The increase has been due to the work of many people constructing wood duck boxes and conserving vital habitat for the wood ducks to breed. Wood ducks next? Probably a pair of the original wood ducks and the apricot wood ducks. Wood ducks generally nest in hollowed trees along creek beds, lakes and rivers. The first day it was calling for mom and trying to jump out of the tote but after I bought a mallard duckling to keep it company, it has become very social the last couple days. New to this. This little duck could jump, climb, and run like nothing I had ever seen. Range. Ducklings should be brooded in a clean, heated environment for about two weeks. Hi Angie, good night. Wood shavings and straw is generally the litter material of choice in a coop. Their feet and legs are of a darker strawish grey color with a red eye. I did all the reading I could and I actually could not find that it is illegal to have one of these. It is one of the most popular game birds of North America, ranking second only to Mallard Ducks in numbers shot every year in the US. I live in south louisiana on a neighborhood pond. Currently there are domestic mallards and muscovies in our neighborhood. Wood ducks are about 19 inches (48 centimeters) in length and have a wingspan of about 28 to 39 inches (71 to 99 centimeters). While searching the internet for as much information as possible on how to care for the baby, we didn't have much luck and most information told us that the odds were not good on raising one. Sara, I would get mallards as they would be less likely to fly away, Do you have any waterfowl for sale at this time? Thanks for the link to that breeder, if I am able to sustain this one and release it or after I give it to a rehabber, I think i’d like to get a mandarin duck pair from them. Thanks, We raise and sell each of these varieties every year so contact us for more information. They both took a nap on my shirt today as I meditated on a couple psalms from The Bible, it was pretty neat. They can be incubated with good success at a temp of 99-100 degrees and 55-70% humidity. After much investigating I came to the conclusion we had a baby wood duck. Thinking of wood ducks or mallards. Rebecca, interested in a pair of ducks for pond at new house. They are one of the easiest to care for and raise of the wild ducks in captivity. Sarah, I will have them come fall and yes you will need paperwork from me to own them You need to check your state regulations as to a actual permit This can be done through your local wildlife agency. To prevent mold and unhealthy coop environments, you may need to change your ducks’ litter as needed or on a daily basis. Do you have any male wood ducks available.