I got my girl 2 ducklings a month or 2 ago and they are wild as a March hair lol. My chickens will let you pick them up and follow you around but these ducks wont. Any of you had luck in taming a duck?
What breed did you get? Different breeds have much different personality types.
My Welsh Harlequins are easy to p ick up but they still don't like it. They get really close to you and eat out of your hand and are very friendly. I don't think my runner has ever gotten closer than 2 feet to me on purpose
I hand raised my ducklings from day olds and they are totally scared of me
one is a silver swede and the other two are Cayugas. My swede is by far the friendliest though. I guess it really does depend on the breed. They are all slooowly but surely warming up to me
The best way to make them more comfortable around you, as I have learned, is just sitting around them quietly, not trying to hold them, and maybe even feed them some treats. It's funny because I also rescued three ducks (runner and two buffs) and one of the buffs is so friendly, even though the start of her life wasn't the best... I think it's because she is older and appreciates me because I saved her
So far my little ducklings are friendlier than any day old chick I have ever had. They are 3 or 4 days old now and let us handle them and even follow my 15 year old around. Maybe it's because we hatched them from eggs and they imprinted on us?
If I have a bag of peas my ducks become your best friend...Still dont like to be picked up..You have to grab one whens its not looking if you want to hold them...Mallards from day old babies and crested,and pekin...