A duck in mourning

char032

In the Brooder
9 Years
Aug 28, 2010
15
1
24


Hi all, I have an Indian Runner that has lost it's other half. I have a small yard that is able to sustain two ducks only. I have found another duck and am hoping she will bond with her, but she is still quaking for hours on end. I was just wondering how long or even if she will bond with the new duck and settle down. Granted, it has only been three days since they have been together, but I am surprised by how utterly upset the Indian Runner is. My other concern is if the Indian Runner considers me the third duck and has bonded to me. She stays at the door quaking after I go in. Any advice on how to help her would be greatly appreciated. I have not dealt with this and am unsure of what the process is when one has lost the other.
 

Michael OShay

Crowing
5 Years
May 14, 2014
25,581
2,437
438
Montana
Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. I'm a chicken person and don't know much about ducks (although I've had a few), but definitely post on our Duck section in Other Backyard Poultry under the Forum at the top of the page and take advantage of our duck experts there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your duck adjusting.
 

KeyFlock

Songster
Feb 22, 2015
659
79
102
Kansas
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I'm glad you joined us!!
 

char032

In the Brooder
9 Years
Aug 28, 2010
15
1
24
Whoops, I did not realize there was a different section to post in (obviously). Thanks for the heads up and warm welcomes.
 

drumstick diva

Still crazy after all these years.
Premium Feather Member
11 Years
Aug 26, 2009
138,533
270,179
2,027
Out to pasture
You can post on the "Duck thread," put in the search box and it will pop up. Hopefully they will have a lot more knowledge of duck behaviors. I don't think they fall in love at first sight tho.
 

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