Can I keep my duckling warm by...

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Cherlyn, Sep 17, 2009.

  1. Cherlyn

    Cherlyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My just-hatched-today duckling is absolutely freaking out when I leave the room. I just have him - my chickens have not hatched yet and the quail are too small to brood with him. Safe to say my duckling has imprinted, I think. Question is... um... how to put it... may I put him in my bra to keep him warm, on occasion?

    ~Cherlyn
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Sure, but I wouldn't go out in public! [​IMG]
    Can you find or do you have a feather duster that you can put in its brooder for company? It works.
     
  3. newchickmom09

    newchickmom09 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't see why not, just don't freak out when you get a poo in there, because it probably will happen. [​IMG] You don't want to scare her if you jump.

    Like gritsar said a feather duster, stuffed animal, or even a really fluffy blacket or towel will help them feel safe when alone.
     
  4. farmin'chick

    farmin'chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, and duckie poo is ESPECIALLY wet, ishy and stinky! But you'll have fun.
     
  5. Elliemaeburt

    Elliemaeburt Out Of The Brooder

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    I saw on here somewhere, they had a stuffed animal in the bator. Have you thought about getting on the lonely chick. Might help keep him warm too. I also saw on here where they have the little stuffed animals that will flap their little wings when they are touched. And they look like a real live baby chick.
    Good luck and let me know how it goes.
     
  6. Elliemaeburt

    Elliemaeburt Out Of The Brooder

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    Just read on here where someone took a feather duster and the chick quieted down. Maybe you can try that with the duckling. What kind of Duckling is it? Picture?
     

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