Adding a new duck

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Pet collector, Mar 8, 2012.

  1. Pet collector

    Pet collector New Egg

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    Hi all been getting help on here through your threads for a while. We had 4 drakes 6 months ago something snuck on the property and killed 3 drakes our Peking was left and traumatized. We waited a day or two and got him a girlfriend. I just yesterday went and got another female for him and he doesn't seem to like her at all. Any where around his girl or his house will this pass or what should I expect???
     
  2. Ilovemyduckies

    Ilovemyduckies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When I got my first started raising poultry, I got two duckling and two chicken (the chickens were adults when I got them and the ducklings were not). When the ducklings got old enough to go outside, I put them with the chickens. Unfortunately, one of the ducklings did not make it to adulthood. So I was left with the two chickens and a duck. Over about a year, I lost both of my chickens too, which left me with just the duck. About a month after that, some one I knew was giving away four ducks because they had a fox around there house that kept getting them. So I took the four ducks. When I first put them together, they automatically loved the yard and everything. Unfortunately, when I first got them, my other duck seemed to hide from them more than enjoy their company. She would hide in the little shelter I had made them and when she came out, they would chase her right back in. This worried me a little since I had originally gotten the ducks as play mates for her. After about a month, she was like one of the family. It worried me at first but ended up just fine. I think your duck will get used to her if you just give it some time. Good luck :D
     
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  3. sarbee42

    sarbee42 Out Of The Brooder

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    They should be fine [​IMG] Ducks are very social and new ones usually get accepted into the "flock" after a little while. It'll just take some time until they get used to the new one and then they'll be inseperable [​IMG]
     

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