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Adding to the flock?

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So I have 3 ducks, and I m getting 2 ducklings this week, and I was wondering how I should introduce them to each other. The ducklings will live in my house for a couple weeks, but I'm not sure how I'm going to introduce them. I'm afraid the male rouen will hurt them.
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I personally suggest having a few weeks of separation where they can see each other but not reach each other.

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Previously Raised:

Java Green Peafowl l  Guineas l Turkeys l Icelandic Chickens

Call Ducks l Mallards 

Pomeranian Geese l White Chinese Geese 

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I think waiting till they are closer to the same size before they can touch each other - but frequent time near each other on opposite sides of a fence is the approach I would take.

 

Also, I would have fecal tests done on the new ducks to be sure they don't have parasites.  Better to treat a couple of new ones than have to treat the flock.

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