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Muscovys imprinted on me, help!

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I helped a friend rescue some muscovy eggs last night. Their nest had been destroyed and they were starting to hatch! I got them warmed up, two hatched late last night and one is still hatching. They've imprinted on me... they're in a brooder but they keep squawking for me! Can anyone give me advice on how to raise ducklings? I've brooded chickens before but these two are different because they've imprinted so strongly. Thanks :)

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I would put them somewhere you can't hear them complaining, and make sure you put a lid or cover on them because they can climb pretty high under the right circumstances. After a day or so they should stop calling so much. They will make a messy brooder with the water so be prepared to clean often, and they need to drink to wash down their food. Sounds like you're going have some fun.
Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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Thanks for your reply. I will do that. I've got some fabric netting stuff around so I'll use that - they certainly clamber around a lot compared to chickens!

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Ducklings look for a leader, chicks don't care, you should have some nice tame ducklings, beware of watery poop.
Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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Ok, it's not funny to you but it's funny.  :lau   Mom, hey Mom! Where's you go?  :barnie

Mom, hey Mom! Come here and snuggle me.   :hugs

Well at least you have some friends for life!   :woot

Walt Boese strain and Tewart flock of Pure English  Light Sussex

My flock now resides with Farmer Karl in PA.   

  I know he will do well by them. Karl is a knowing poultry man.

RIP Hellbender, my friend. Good friend, good heart, gone too soon.

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Walt Boese strain and Tewart flock of Pure English  Light Sussex

My flock now resides with Farmer Karl in PA.   

  I know he will do well by them. Karl is a knowing poultry man.

RIP Hellbender, my friend. Good friend, good heart, gone too soon.

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Lol it is exactly like that! Yesterday I gave in and snuggled them for a bit. They crawled down my shirt and instantly fell asleep.
Edited by Lalegid - 2/11/16 at 12:54pm
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They are adorable.
Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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