HELP...My babies wont stop yelling???

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  1. xfilesnumber1fan

    xfilesnumber1fan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My 6, 3 1/2 week old mallard babies are cheeping their little heads off...???????They have food and water and are just standing there looking up and out of the brooder and yelling..So I take them out and they yell to get back in....????Some are even jumping...But Like I said when they get out they have a fit to get back in? They like it when I sit in there with them...But I cant do that all day.....
     
  2. Shanay235

    Shanay235 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's mommy-itis. They want you.
     
  3. Chicken Fruit

    Chicken Fruit Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 25, 2009
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    Yeah, they want you with them. They dont want out in the world, they just want you with them where they are.

    They'll get over it.
     
  4. LilBizzy

    LilBizzy Chicken Storyteller

    May 20, 2008
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    I think Shanay is right- they have mommyitis. They want you, but they only want you nearby, on their terms [​IMG]
    I had the same problem with the last chicks that were in the brooder. And posted the same question. Everyone advised putting a stuffed animal in, or a featherduster- something for them to associate with "mom".
    It did work- not perfectly, but it was better than before. I noticed they had a bad habit of stepping on each other. So the ones trying to sleep got stepped on, woken up, and the screaming started. I ended up putting them outside, but thought of putting a box or something in there where the sleping ones could have peace
     
  5. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    Get a feather duster and a mirror. Trust me [​IMG]
     
  6. RavenStorm

    RavenStorm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I concur with everyone so far. Like Wifezilla stated, get yourself a mirror, feather duster, and a stuffed animal that is bigger than the ducklings to try to get them to associate those items with mom instead of you.

    I wish I had known that when I got my lone little rescue duckling last August. She flipped out when she couldn't see me, so I put her in a hamster cage that I moved with me from room to room so that I could go about my day ...

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    Now, even as an adult, she sometimes gets into a tizzy if she can hear me but not see me.
     
  7. xfilesnumber1fan

    xfilesnumber1fan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Tooo....Cute.....
     
  8. RavenStorm

    RavenStorm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yeah, I know. It was sweet enough to put you in a diabetic coma for the first two days. After that I realized that I had become a slave to the whims of a DUCK FOR CRYING OUT LOUD! I even took her with me to the store once (I had a mesh pocket on the inside of my jacket that I lined with news paper and tissue). I saw a few employees looking around the store, I guess they though a bird got stuck inside and they were trying to find it to help it out. I never did that again, but it was funny ...
     
  9. cgjsmith

    cgjsmith Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yeah, I know. It was sweet enough to put you in a diabetic coma for the first two days. After that I realized that I had become a slave to the whims of a DUCK FOR CRYING OUT LOUD! I even took her with me to the store once (I had a mesh pocket on the inside of my jacket that I lined with news paper and tissue). I saw a few employees looking around the store, I guess they though a bird got stuck inside and they were trying to find it to help it out. I never did that again, but it was funny ...

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    Thats too funny!! I could so see that happening.
    Crystal
     
  10. ScoobyRoo

    ScoobyRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 21, 2008
    Land of OZ
    You spoil them!![​IMG]
     

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