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Nooooo I don't want to do duck diapers!!

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Hi everyone. I recently hatched a batch of eggs in my incubator of the 5 viable eggs only 1 duckling has emerged. A little boy were calling early bird as the rest of the ducklings aren't due until tomorrow or the day after.

My question is this. Early bird has started to imprint on me. Cries when he's alone or when I leave the room. I have 5 grown WH I've tried leavinghim in their pen for up to an hour, everyone's curious about him but too scared to get close. Our worst case scenario will be early bird will hatch out as a single duck be attached to humans and wind up indoors and alone for most of the day as we work 6 days a week in town.

Looking for any advise. Should I go for more heart breaking tough love and stick him in the run, or am I over thinking this whole thing? It's best for him that he's friendly with humans but knows he's a duck. As of this post he's 3 days old
post #2 of 6

If nobody else hatches, see if you can find another duckling his size/age for company.

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Where are you located?

Follow my flock on instagram and on my blog herouxpotager.com

 

My Flock: 5 ducks, 2 drakes - All Saxonies.

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Follow my flock on instagram and on my blog herouxpotager.com

 

My Flock: 5 ducks, 2 drakes - All Saxonies.

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post #4 of 6
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Whitehorse yukon.. a ways away from most sad.png
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Bummer. I had a sale fall through and now I'm flush with ducklings.

Follow my flock on instagram and on my blog herouxpotager.com

 

My Flock: 5 ducks, 2 drakes - All Saxonies.

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Follow my flock on instagram and on my blog herouxpotager.com

 

My Flock: 5 ducks, 2 drakes - All Saxonies.

Reply
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Oh man I wish! I've got a call out here but seems I'm one of the few who's doing ducks. Checked the incubator last night and it seems like there's another 6 ducks still good to go for hatching - all different ages and stages, not sure how this has happened but it has. going to up the humidity and hope for the best!

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