How do you tame khaki campbells????

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by RavenClawPekin6, Apr 2, 2015.

  1. RavenClawPekin6

    RavenClawPekin6 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've just gotten 4-week-old khaki campbells on Monday. They seem to be setteling in well since the're eating an drinking but the main reason I got them is to pet and hold them but they don't like that. Any tips on how to tame them?
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  2. seashoreduck

    seashoreduck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The three P's

    Persistance, Patience, Peas

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  3. OldTownKhakis

    OldTownKhakis New Egg

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    Yep, what they said!

    I hand fed the ducklings every day and picked them up as often as possible. Once they got bigger I cut back on the handling so mine are not fully tame like the cats or dogs, but I can pick them up for inspection as needed.

    I started using defosted peas to put the girls back in the night run every night after free-ranging. Now when I walk outside with a bowl they all run to my feet to get fed.
     
    Last edited: Apr 6, 2015
  4. Jynestia

    Jynestia Out Of The Brooder

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    Peas! Who knew! I was just about to get on here and ask if my 3 week old ducks would hate me forever. They run from me and squawk so bad it frightens the chickens. The chickens are warming up to me as long as I pick them up slowly and offer my arm to be inspected before I touch them. The chicks hide behind me for safety when they play outside. It's kind of adorable. The most recent offender was a super scary house fly!

    Anyway I will try this on my ducks. :) I tried winning them over with warm baths with feeder fish in them. Was entertaining but did nothing for my popularity.
     

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