8-Week Old Khaki Campbells - What behaviour to expect?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Lorielus, Jun 17, 2019.

  1. Lorielus

    Lorielus Chirping

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    Hi,

    After the sad loss of her sister, to keep the existing 2.5 year-old khaki campbell duck (Queequeg) company, I've picked up another pair (Leeloo and Multipass) who are only 8 weeks old.

    As the original pair were picked up at point of lay, I wondered about what behaviours to expect?

    So far, they tend to follow Queequeg first thing in the morning around the garden and to the pond, which they mostly stare at longingly without venturing in much, but there they seem to decouple from Queequeg and just hang out by the pond, not doing much of anything (there's a food dish and water tray there, so they're eating/drinking, etc. so I'm not concerned about their health).

    Is that kind of general inactivity (i.e. not foraging around the garden, etc.) just a symptom of them not being used to their surroundings as yet?
     
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  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    More than likely. Once they feel at home they’ll start exploring. Congrats on finding your duck some friends!
     
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  3. Lorielus

    Lorielus Chirping

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    Thank you, they are gorgeous and really chatty, hopefully they start rampaging around the garden along with queequeg soon.
     
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  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    I have two 8 week olds 3 -4 weeks old and one 5 weeks old they are just starting to find their way around. Exploring. Post pics when you can.
     
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