Help? How to go about introducing a new adult duck into a flock of existing ducks?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Jujubeans2008, Aug 21, 2016.

  1. Jujubeans2008

    Jujubeans2008 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello there!
    So today, my husband and I drove about 45 minutes away from home to re-home one of our roosters, as we had too many and they were over-breeding our hens. When we were talking to the couple who was adopting him, they told us their neighbor had found a stray duck that was being tormented and chased by a dog. They gave the duck to this couple, who has no idea what to do with him. When we told them that we had ducks, they asked us if we would be interested. We are driving to their town (which is a 1 hour and 30 minute ride) this upcoming Sunday to get the duck. I know that it will need to be quarantined, but after that period is over, how do I go about introducing it to our flock of 4 ducks?

    Thanks!
     
  2. lovemy mallards

    lovemy mallards Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry Noone helped you maybe @RavynFallen can help you.
     
  3. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    After quarantine, pen the duck alongside your others where they can see but not reach... let them all get to know each other first... take it slow and easy, they'll let you know when they're ready...
     
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