Baby duck is the BOMB!!!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by veryblueflame, Apr 6, 2018.

  1. veryblueflame

    veryblueflame In the Brooder

    Apr 3, 2017
    We just had a baby duck!!! I had to help it because it pipped a little hole and was crying in distress 36 hours later with no more progress. I watched videos on YouTube and read lots of articles first. I am so happy now! It is now 2 days old and eating/drinking/pooping. I am amazed at the fact it loves attention! This is unlike any other bird we have ever had! We got 2 Mallard males, one Khaki Campbell male and 5 Khaki Campbell females last year from our local feed store and this is our first hatch! This little duckie, whom I have named "Pipper", is the sweetest baby! It's odd to have such a small bird that can be, and WANTS to be held and responds to LOVE!! What a wonderful experience! I am now wondering what to call it if it's part Mallard. Would it be a Khaki Mallard? Or would it be a Mallaki? lol.....
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    It sometimes happens that birds etc. helped from birth bond with their rescuers. I bet he is adorable.
  3. CayugaJana

    CayugaJana Free Ranging

    Sep 2, 2017
    Awww that’s so adorable. It has imprinted on you because it thinks you are it’s mother. What a special time you are going to have.
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  4. sumi

    sumi Égalité

    Jun 28, 2011
    Tipperary, Ireland
    Ducklings are amazing little things, I learned that myself when I hatched some a few years ago. They imprint on you and you are "mom" as far as they are concerned. Enjoy your little one!
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  5. veryblueflame

    veryblueflame In the Brooder

    Apr 3, 2017
    It is now 4 days old and just wonderful! It seems to have bonded with the entire family somewhat. My 17-year-old girl sits by the cage and interacts with it a lot. In the mornings when I get up it demands my attention, just for a few minutes. I must pick it up, hold and cuddle it or it cries until I do. The it's all good. It will eat, drink and sleep. I don't know if it's male or female...I don't know how to sex a duck. Can anyone tell me how to do that? I have named it "Pipper" because that's all it pip hole. Gosh, I am so smitten with this little bird! We have hatched pheasant before but they are SO uptight and don't like to be touched. The ducks we have now we got as ducklings and they don't really like to be touched either. This little one is so different! It's odd to me to have a bird that wants to be held and cuddled so much! I LOVE IT!!!

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