In the Brooder
- Apr 18, 2013
We picked up 2 ducks at TSC lastnight with the intention of keeping them as pets. They're only a few days old. Kids are grown, I work from home and it's extremely lonely. One is a mallard, the other is a pekin. We've had ducks before for slaughter so care isn't a concern but they seem to be attached to each other and not us. In fact, opting to run from us. If we take one out the other cries. It seems like I get different answers everytime I google imprinting, with some saying it's dependent on what they see when they hatch and others saying it can take up to 5 days. Should they be separated or what is the best way to bond with our new ducklings?