How do you keep ducklings/chicks entertained?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by TheMallardMan, Nov 1, 2014.

  1. TheMallardMan

    TheMallardMan Chirping

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    I have 4 baby mallards in a brooder, and besides giving them a bath each afternoon and letting them swim around in a tub, thats about it. They cant doo much in the brooder, except waddle around. Any ideas on how to keep them entertained and happy?

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  2. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons

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    Give them little tunnels to run through or stand under. Mirrors are a great hit too! Cute ducks!
     
  3. chickencoop789

    chickencoop789 Songster

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    You could do something like cut a door in a cardboard box to make a little house. Or put a small log in the brooder for them to stand on. I haven't actually done this, but im sure some bird toys from the pet store could give them some entertainment. And when they get a little older, some time outside would be great for them.
     
  4. LanceTN

    LanceTN Chirping

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    With my chickens I have thrown colored objects in their coop, particularly red. It attracts their attention and gives them something to investigate and climb on.
     
  5. TheMallardMan

    TheMallardMan Chirping

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    Great ideas, thanks everyone
     

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