First Time Duck Owner!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Shaddeh, Feb 24, 2016.

  1. Shaddeh

    Shaddeh New Egg

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    Hello there! My name's Sara and I am a first time duck owner :D

    Lately, as in the last week or so, my ducklings have become more aggressive towards each other. Every now and then I will hear a high pitched squeak of pain coming from their enclosure. Unfortunately I never catch which duck is being aggressive so I have no idea what is causing this. Is it normal for them to be aggressive this early? They're all about 2, almost 3 weeks old.

    Also.... If anyone can tell me what BREED these guys are that would be greatly appreciated :D

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  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Several things can go on. Part of it is personality, sometimes temperature or lack of space. I am not accusing - you look like you have provided very well for them. At the same time, as they get bigger (every hour!!!) they do need more room, proportionately.

    Do they get supervised tub time? With the tub water the same temperature as the brooder, not very long, maybe 10 minutes, but it might help them burn off energy if they are not getting that, and I have read it helps get them started preening.
     
  3. Shaddeh

    Shaddeh New Egg

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    @Amiga

    They get bath time twice a day ^_^ It's one of my favorite things to do with them. It's fun watching them swim around and act like kids. Daffy got his nickname "pretty boy" because of this :p

    About.. 2-3 hours a day I let them wander around my room as well to get as much exercise as they can and stretch. I will try letting them out for longer, see if that helps.

    Thanks :3
     
  4. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Ducks - so hard to figure out!
     
  5. Ellisaluvsducks

    Ellisaluvsducks New Egg

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    the yellow duckling is a pekin duck :D
     

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