how do you raise…. 10 points = best answer :)?

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Neighbours help thresh U Soe Myint’s pest-ridden summer paddy yeild. Very little grain remains in the husks.

U Soe Myint owns 5.7 acres of rice paddy, which he farms along with his two sons. He lost 3500 kg of rice (stored in his small barn) during Cyclone Nargis, and has struggled ever since, as it was his only real asset, in terms of self-sufficiency and investment. He only managed to survive because of NGO/private rice handouts. His problems have been further exacerbated since Nargis by the spread of pests, including the Brown Grass Hopper, which has devastated his crop which is down from 550 ‘tins’ to 120 ‘tins’ (one ‘tin’ is 35 kg). He supplements his livlihood by raising chickens, ducks and growing some vegetables.

(photographed by Piers Benatar for DFID)

Question by Desire F: how do you raise…. 10 points = best answer :)?
how do you raise baby ducks?? mii bro got 2 two week old baby ducks and we know how 2 raise them but…. idk dhey rr madd scared of us.. wee hadd dhemm 4 likk 4 dayss nn dhey still run from us… dhey rr eating nn drinkin nn swimmin nn stuff… likk dhere perfectly healthy nn all dhat stuff… btt idk…. will dhey eva ghett used 2 us/mehh…. will dhey ever follow us….. idk…. either way i luv mii babiess! =] (btw dhere names rr donald nn daffy lol) duhh…. nn dhere both gurls

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3 Responses to how do you raise…. 10 points = best answer :)?

  1. I’m not an expert but I’ve caught lizards and stuff like that as a child. These ducklings are wild animals (just like the lizards) and are not use to human contact. With the lizards i would just make sure to put my hand in the cage (they would freak out of course) and not try to touch them at first. then i gradually moved to touching, the pickinh them up. you can do the same thing with the ducks…except…. sit in a small enclosed area, maybe 5ft by 5ft. dont try to touch them or anything just sit and talk to them softly. they will soon get used to your presence. next introduce food. try hand feeding them and again dont touch. eventually they will eat out of your hands. then you can move on to trying to gently touch them, then picking them up. i hope this helps you and your brother out. Just be patient and thing will work out. Good luck!!!

    March 18, 2014 at 5:40 pm

  2. Whether you have just spent 28 days hatching duck eggs in an incubator, bought ducklings from a store or received them as a gift, knowing how to care for them properly is important. Despite what you might think, it’s not the same as raising and breeding chickens – although there are some similarities. Of course, once you’ve had ducks for a while you may want to try raising chickens; if that’s the case, then I highly recommend the popular Chicken Keeping Secrets.

    Baby ducks only require a few basic elements to remain healthy and grow into beautiful, mature ducks. These elements for raising ducks are a brooding area, proper bedding, a heat source, the correct feed, and water.

    The first element is the brooding area.

    The brooding area is the area where the baby ducks will live. Choose a viable area before any ducklings arrive.
    The brooding area can be located in a small building or in the corner of the garage or barn.
    If you only have a few baby ducks, even a cardboard box will work.
    The brooding area should be enclosed for protection against animals such as rodents, raccoons, foxes, coyotes and even dogs or cats. Remember that these animals prey on defenseless creatures like ducklings and do so in exceedingly clever ways.
    Keep the brooding area clean, draft-free, dry and well-ventilated with lots of light.
    The second element is bedding.
    The floor of the brooding area should be covered with an absorbent bedding such as straw or hay. Wood shavings or chips can cause serious health complications when birds try to eat them.
    Any wet spots should be removed daily and fresh bedding added.
    Never use any moldy bedding — it can be detrimental to your ducklings.
    The third element is the heat source.
    The best heat source is a heat lamp with an infrared bulb. Regular light bulbs will not work as well because they do not put out enough heat. Choosing the best set up will depend on the amount of ducklings you have. hope tis helppppppeddddddd i wud say dey will get used 2 u if u go out nd talk 2 dem every day luuuuuuuvvvvvvin d namesss

    March 18, 2014 at 5:45 pm

  3. i had ducks when i was younger and we feed them duck food from a feed store. they followed me around where ever i went. good luck

    March 18, 2014 at 5:53 pm

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