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First Time Duck Owner!

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Hello there! My name's Sara and I am a first time duck owner :D

 

Lately, as in the last week or so, my ducklings have become more aggressive towards each other. Every now and then I will hear a high pitched squeak of pain coming from their enclosure. Unfortunately I never catch which duck is being aggressive so I have no idea what is causing this. Is it normal for them to be aggressive this early? They're all about 2, almost 3 weeks old. 

 

Also.... If anyone can tell me what BREED these guys are that would be greatly appreciated :D

 

 

 

 (my all time favorite picture of them. From left to right there is Meaka, Munchkin, Ducky, Daffy, Willow and Kingsley.)

 

 

 

post #2 of 5

Several things can go on.  Part of it is personality, sometimes temperature or lack of space.  I am not accusing - you look like you have provided very well for them.  At the same time, as they get bigger (every hour!!!) they do need more room, proportionately.

 

Do they get supervised tub time?  With the tub water the same temperature as the brooder, not very long, maybe 10 minutes, but it might help them burn off energy if they are not getting that, and I have read it helps get them started preening.

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@Amiga

 

They get bath time twice a day ^_^ It's one of my favorite things to do with them. It's fun watching them swim around and act like kids. Daffy got his nickname "pretty boy" because of this :P

 

About.. 2-3 hours a day I let them wander around my room as well to get as much exercise as they can and stretch. I will try letting them out for longer, see if that helps.

 

Thanks :3

post #4 of 5

Ducks - so hard to figure out!

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post #5 of 5


the yellow duckling is a pekin duck :D

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