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ducks biting me!

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I have 2 8 week old Mallard ducks that bite me when I go in the pen is this normal and how can I stop them? This is my first time having duck.
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you have to let the duck get to know you, stand outside of its pen and just look at it. My ducks are usually scared of me when i come in, so to fix it i go in front and sit. It may sound creepy but it works! they usually go to the farthest point away and quack loudly, then they glance over to you. If this isnt working do the same but start to talk to them in your softest voice possible. This will allow them to get used to you. where exactly are they biting you? if on the hands, wear gloves. When they go to bite you, it wont hurt and you wont show emotion. Once they notice it doesnt effect you then they will eventually stop. Its trial and error so just keep trying. Keep me posted!
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How long have you had them?  Are you reaching for them or just trying to work in the pen?  What other interactions do you have with them?

 

I like to refer people to @Miss Lydia for this kind of behavioral thing.

Please PM me, or use @Amiga in the message if you would like to hear from me soon.  

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I have had them for 8 weeks. They bit when I feed and water them. I try to spend as much time as I can in the pen with them so they will get uses to me being around I don't try to pick them up because I know they are scared. I have started putting their feed in feeders out side the pen and that has helped with the biting. Thanks
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