Adding a day old duckling, with a bunch of week and a half old ducklings?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Sirenic, May 24, 2012.

  1. Sirenic

    Sirenic In the Brooder

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    So, the hatchery... where I live... didn't send me the right amount of ducks, I know right?

    So I called yadada, and they said they could only send one down a week and a half after I got my first batch. so I was like alright ok cool.

    Anyways, tomorrow morning I go pick up my pekin duckling, I am just curious.. I have 2 goslings and 5 pekins already, will they bully around the new comer? Should I keep an eye on him?

    Thanks!
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    I'd be tempted to keep it by itself in an adjacent pen until it is at least a week old. At this point in the game especially with two goslings in the mix it is very likely to get trampled as well as picked on.
     
  3. Sirenic

    Sirenic In the Brooder

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    Okay thanks for the reply.

    Yeah the goslings are large and seem careless xD Walking over everything including me! haha
     

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