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Ducklings With Multiple "Mothers"

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by JJpuck, Feb 8, 2014.

  1. JJpuck

    JJpuck In the Brooder

    Jan 26, 2014
    I am going to raise ducklings this summer. I was wondering if it would be possible to have the ducklings be comfortable with more than one person. I am not saying they will imprint on more than one person, but will they not be scared of another person if they, too, handle them when they are young?

  2. Alaskan

    Alaskan The Frosted Flake

    If they are used to one person handling them, then they will be pretty good with people in general.
  3. AliciaDuckLady

    AliciaDuckLady In the Brooder

    Nov 3, 2013
    Brisbane, Australia
    I raised mine with my partner and they were fine. I think as long as whoever is around them knows "how to be around ducklings" without scaring them it will be alright. Our babies did get scared of visitors peering into their brooder occasionally but when my Mum looked after her "grand children" for a few days they quickly got used to her. I think food helps :)

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