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Do chicks imprint of the first person they see?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by molly1chickens, Jul 20, 2016.

  1. molly1chickens

    molly1chickens In the Brooder

    Jul 13, 2016
    Do chicks imprint on the first person they see? (if they are not with a brooding hen)

  2. limited25

    limited25 Songster

    Mar 10, 2016
    I don't think so, but they will be fond of whoever brings their treats.
  3. tmorgan46

    tmorgan46 Songster

    Sep 22, 2015
    Stafford, VA
    We had one duckling out of 25 successfully hatch on our first attempt. His name is Uno and he imprinted on me and quickly became a house duck. It took more effort on my part than his to get him to move outside with the rest of the flock. He's still fond of me and willingly lets me pick him up and give him attention. That's one drake I'll never be rid of!! So I would say that chances are good if you're the first one and the person they see the most, then he or she will imprint on you. If you have others living outside, then expect a moderate time of getting the young duck to join your flock. It's doable, you just have to stick it out.

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