Help! How do I raise 1 baby duck by its self?!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by DUCKGIRL89, Feb 28, 2012.

  1. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how would I keep 1 baby duck happy till I get him buddies? (they wont be here for about 2 or 3 weeks after he hatches :( )
     
  2. nivtup

    nivtup Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
    Shelton Washington
    I would look for another duckling.........

    Craigslist?
     
  3. calgal98

    calgal98 Chillin' With My Peeps

    My little guy was brooded with duckling that were younger. He stayed by himself for nearly 3 weeks, but I would take him out to play with. We did swimming time, grass time, mom time...you name it I did it to enrich his lonely existance... He ended up being delightful and has a harem now. He would sit on my shoulder when I was watching tv. I was a bit crazy, but he was EARLY!!
     
  4. JulieNKC

    JulieNKC Overrun With Chickens

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    Do you still have chickens hatching too? How far apart are they supposed to hatch? Just brood him with them, Bobby'll be fine. [​IMG]
     
  5. dukzzz

    dukzzz Out Of The Brooder

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    lots of atention
     
  6. Goin Quackrrs

    Goin Quackrrs Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 11, 2012
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    Get Bobby a feather duster and attach it in the corner of your brooder. Little guy will hide under it and sleep under it like it's his mama. Attaching a baby mirror to the side of the brooder or getting him a stuffed animal are also good ideas.
     
  7. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks guys! Went to the co op today to pick him up some buddies. He will be hatching in 1 and a half weeks....
     
  8. Goin Quackrrs

    Goin Quackrrs Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 11, 2012
    Western Washington

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