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Ducky questions, seamless leg bands and reintroducing a duck back into its flock

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by NMinard, Jun 12, 2012.

  1. NMinard

    NMinard Out Of The Brooder

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    Question one: So does anyone know where I can order some seamless leg bands for ducks???

    Question two: One duck was injured one week ago, (his little feets got cut up) so he was in the house with me for about a week, they were born in late april I believe. When I went to go put him back with the others, they seemed to get along fine, so I left them. Come back to check on them...they had ostracized him!! Beating him up, keeping him huddled in a corner out of their site. They didn't even want to see him, every time he tried to come out they chased him back or chased him down and proceeded to beat him up by slamming his head into any surface they could. They wouldn't even let him have access to food or water for the whole day. I had had enough. He came back inside with me. Well to try again, we have now put up a divider in their pen, they can see each other, but they other four can't reach him to bully him. He seemed happy to see them, wanted to join in their fun...they did not seem happy. Kept trying to climb the divider and push through it so they could beat him up again. The question is...will this work? Him spending some time with them, so they can see him and semi interact, and eventually be accepted back into their group? Or is he a doomed outcast??
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Most of the time it works so lets keep our fingers crossed. You might try giving treats at the same time you try to put him back in with them. maybe let them all out together give treats and see how it goes doing this for a couple 3 days and maybe by then they will have gotten use to him again. Let us know. Peas are a great tension tamer as well as meal worms. [​IMG]
     
  3. NMinard

    NMinard Out Of The Brooder

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    they are not pea fans of some reason, but love meal worms. will have to pick up another bag
     
  4. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Ditto
     
  5. veronicasmom

    veronicasmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you sure he is a he? And what sexes are your other ducks? I brought home a female once during the spring/mating season. My normally nice drake was HORRIBLE to her. Granted, she was an adult, but still he was relentless about going after her. I was worried and had to be really careful with them. Finally as mating season ended, he let up and she has been in the flock for a few years with no problems. Could this be some of the issue?
     
  6. NMinard

    NMinard Out Of The Brooder

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    well these guys are only 5 weeks old. i actually think he is a he and maybe only have one more drake...tried yesterday with treats...no luck..tried again today for at least two hours and tried spinach to distract. nope. only my fatty wanted to eat the spinach, while they chased him down relentlessly. They are now ripping out feathers if they can and still when they get in their pool one would try and push him under or yank out his neck feathers. sigh...
     

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