Can ducks suffer from separation anxiety?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by daphnelovely, Jul 22, 2016.

  1. daphnelovely

    daphnelovely Just Hatched

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    We had 5 ducks (about 3 months old) that were attacked a week ago yesterday, we think by raccoons. We had 2 survivors. One as been doing all of her normal daily activities and seems completely fine. The other has not been moving around much, not eating as much, i havent seen her in their pool or preening and she is losing feathers. Can this be separation anxiety and if so is it a good idea to introduce new ducks to make a new flock?
     
  2. lomine

    lomine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did you make sure she wasn't injured? She might have some internal stuff going on.

    But yes ducks can and do mourn. She could also be dealing with the trauma of the attack.
     
  3. daphnelovely

    daphnelovely Just Hatched

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  4. daphnelovely

    daphnelovely Just Hatched

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    @lomine Thank you so much for your reply :) Update: Turns out she is a he ( Bailey) and he is doing great. Took him to the vet and did see where he had an injury on his neck from being bit. Wr got a large dog crate with a separator to put them both in so he could be on antibiotics in his water at night. Full recovery and happy duck :)
     
  5. AnjKar n Ducks

    AnjKar n Ducks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sounds great that he is doing better.
    My ducks can't ever be separated we separated them because he's was being rough and they just seemed very upset from being apart.

    Maybe some new ducks to add would hep them feel even better, new friends.
     
  6. daphnelovely

    daphnelovely Just Hatched

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  7. daphnelovely

    daphnelovely Just Hatched

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    Thank you :) We did add new ducks about 3 weeks ago. I just wrote a short novel, i wanted to include as many details as possible, about one of the males being overly aggressive to my baby boy the past few days. It should post shortly :)
     
  8. lomine

    lomine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Glad you were able to get him well. Hope the rest works out with your new ones.
     
  9. daphnelovely

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    @lomine Thank you very much :) I wish I had done more research before starting bcuz it is definitely a learning process but so worth it :)
     

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