How do you play with your ducks?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Newfowler1, Sep 10, 2019.

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  1. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia John 3:16

    @onaharley has made some things for her ducks that might work for you. Pretty ducks!
     
  2. Chickenlover0810

    Chickenlover0810 Chirping

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    i dig for worms and other bugs with my birds
     
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  3. Usually I will just use treats to try to get them to trust me...I try to play and interact with them as much as I can when they're young, and then they learn to be friendly.

    My current babies (thanks to my hen hiding a nest...:rolleyes:) are all very friendly and will just stand there and chew on my shoes (thus getting my legs--owch) while I'm working with them. My 2 year old hen is my friendliest and will do just about anything for a treat. I don't necessarily 'train' her, but I'll play little 'games' for her to get the treat. Usually its just getting her to jump in the air. Today I got her to weave around my legs as I just thought of it, then jump at the end. Too cute. She really is a little pig. :)

    Another thing I've done, that others have mentioned, is let the ducks find bugs with my help. We have a lot of different planters around the yard, or old piles of bedding, and I'll move those around and let them look for the bugs underneath. My one hen (above mentioned) will come running when we say 'bug!'.
     
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  4. Newfowler1

    Newfowler1 Chirping

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    Are black crickets ok to feed them? Surely they eat them ranging around. I didn’t realize many have a parasite inside???

    Now I wonder should I de-worm a duck?? I can’t imagine anything could stay inside them long enough before they got shot out the feathered bum . I love them, they are the cutest and sweetest of hearts but Lord the Poo!!!!!!’ Good thing they are that darn cute! I’m not afraid of poop or any sane person would back out quickly.
     
  5. Newfowler1

    Newfowler1 Chirping

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    I have a video I hope I can figure out how to post here. The little gals and boy are in their baby pool swimming into the hose spray and loving it. Sometimes they bite at it and enjoy trying to fend it off. The brown Layer and Cayuga strut up to the spray and get a little massage I suppose. Makes me laugh...
     
  6. tom green5

    tom green5 Hatching

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    spray them with the hose. they love drinking the water in mid air.
     
  7. Jpat

    Jpat Free Ranging

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  8. thumper650

    thumper650 Crowing

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    My Pekin boys used to like to untie my shoes. Or their treat ball filled with baby kale.
     
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  9. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia John 3:16

    They are so cute. :love
     
  10. thumper650

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    Thanks! They’re less interactive with me since we got the runners. Sometimes I visit them in their house at night, with peas, and they let me pat them!
     
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