Adding to the flock?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by brookesducks, Mar 14, 2016.

  1. brookesducks

    brookesducks Out Of The Brooder

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    So I have 3 ducks, and I m getting 2 ducklings this week, and I was wondering how I should introduce them to each other. The ducklings will live in my house for a couple weeks, but I'm not sure how I'm going to introduce them. I'm afraid the male rouen will hurt them.
     
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    I personally suggest having a few weeks of separation where they can see each other but not reach each other.
     
  3. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    I think waiting till they are closer to the same size before they can touch each other - but frequent time near each other on opposite sides of a fence is the approach I would take.

    Also, I would have fecal tests done on the new ducks to be sure they don't have parasites. Better to treat a couple of new ones than have to treat the flock.
     

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