Bored duckling; Tips?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Loopeend, Jun 15, 2019.

  1. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    Duckling cannot be bored when children as precious as these are around. They look very calm around the duckling:love
     
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  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    My ducklings have a chicken treat ball I put meal worms in it they love it.
     
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  3. Loopeend

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    The weather is finally getting better! So I'm going to buy a rabbit/puppy-cage for outside. She is having the spurt-arounds now in the brooder, so that nice weather is a good timing. She needs to be able to run more :)
    Plus she can interact with the other ducks without them hurting it. If one has interest besides killing her/him that is.. let's hope.
     
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  4. It's great that you are working on getting this little one some stimulation! I had a situation last year that I ended up losing 13 of my 14 ducklings at 4 weeks old. It was heartbreaking (still not quite sure what happened). The one duck that remained was traumatized and had stunted growth from the experience. Now she is over a year old and only weighs about 2.5/3lbs, a little light for an Indian Runner.

    I ended up buying a couple ducklings from someone else just to keep her company. Once they grew up and my flock got a little bigger I ended up giving away those companion ducks since they were not a breed I am interested in.
     
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