Holding Ducks???

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by cluckcluckluke, Jan 1, 2013.

  1. cluckcluckluke

    cluckcluckluke Overrun With Chickens

    How am i supposed to go about, holding my ducks??? They have a thread on holding chickens so i want to know how to hold ducks.
     
  2. Mike Winters

    Mike Winters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They prefer being held like this
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    hold them like a football with your hand supporting their weight
     
    Last edited: Jan 1, 2013
  3. mohawkbrian

    mohawkbrian Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hold them like a chicken. It dosent really matter how you old them as long as you are supporting them and they are comfortable.
     
  4. cluckcluckluke

    cluckcluckluke Overrun With Chickens

    She seems to be pretty comfortable in the second photo.lol. So just hold them under my arm with their legs sticking out the back. Do i have to hold there necks or anything, I'm talking with runner ducks as they have long necks.
     
  5. mohawkbrian

    mohawkbrian Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hold my runner like im hugging him cos he likes to rest his neck and head on my shoulder
     
  6. jdywntr

    jdywntr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Now not all ducks will allow you to hold them upside down like that. LOL

    But like Mike said, hold them like a football Just like you would hold a chicken. You don't need to hold their necks and they may feel uncomfortable with that type of restraint. I rarely ever grab a neck. I don't regularly pick up my birds so I will grab a neck if need be but I think you are looking for more of pet ducks so just get them used to you gently picking them up, restrain wings and hold close.
     
  7. cluckcluckluke

    cluckcluckluke Overrun With Chickens

    My runner ducks are not going to be exactly pets but I would like to be able to pick them up with out much if any trouble and I know because they are laying age that it will take longer to form a bond between us but hope it all goes well, thank you all.
     
  8. mohawkbrian

    mohawkbrian Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thhe runner that i hold like hes.hugging me is quite tame but its great cos his neck is supported. I hold my other ducks like a chicken thpugh
     

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