ducklings scared of handler

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by joshchickens, Apr 26, 2009.

  1. joshchickens

    joshchickens Out Of The Brooder

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    Just got some ducks friday, and they seem frightened when I go to change out there water or feed. They also run around trying to escape me when I put my hand in there brooder. Is this a normal thing? how do I get them to trust me?
     
  2. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Overrun With Chickens

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    Its normal.
    My five 3 week olds run from me as soon as they see me, unless they are out of water and then they run to me and peak my toes.
    Some ducklings tame down faster then others, it just takes time. Let tem get used to you and soon they will figure out you wont hurt them. Dont chase after them, they will just make them think your going to hurt them. With the ones I keep as pets I handle them daily and after awhile they get used to me.
     
  3. joshchickens

    joshchickens Out Of The Brooder

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    awesome thanks for the help!!!
     

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