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How do I familiarize ducks to a new envirement?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by dinomom, Feb 28, 2013.

  1. dinomom

    dinomom Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 23, 2011
    I'll be bringing home a new male Rouen and possibly a male Pekin (haven't decided) tomorrow to keep company of my 1 lonesome male Rouen. The 2 new guys are about 2 years old, (still can't find a female for him, seems everyone will get rid of their males but not the females). What the best way to get them adjusted to a new environment and me? Not the mention the duck I'm buying them for. Thanks everyone!
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Dec 22, 2009
    I would still quarantine the birds to reduce the risks of passing on diseases. After that I always section off a part of the coop or run so the birds can see each other but not get to each other. After about 2 weeks I get rid of the partition and allow the birds to establish a pecking order.

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