How do you tame khaki campbells????

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

  1. RavenClawPekin6

    RavenClawPekin6 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 5, 2015
    Kilkenny, Ireland
    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?
  2. seashoreduck

    seashoreduck Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 6, 2013
    The three P's

    Persistance, Patience, Peas

  3. OldTownKhakis

    OldTownKhakis New Egg

    Dec 8, 2014
    Southern Maine Highlands.
    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

    Mar 26, 2015
    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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