In the Brooder
- Mar 25, 2014
I have two pekin ducklings about five weeks old. I have raised them in the house and they have become very attached to me. I have been putting them in their run during nice days while I am home to keep an eye on them. The problem is, anytime I go out of their line of sight they literally panic. They quack and squawk and run around in a frenzy. They do calm down eventually ( like half an hour) but I am worried they are getting very stressed and is this bad for them? I would like to leave them out when I go to work but afraid all the chaos will attract predators. We have hawks, ravens, possibly raccoons and mink. Will they get over this and come to think of the pen as home?