How to introduce new ducklings to existing small flock

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by duckgirlz, Apr 6, 2012.

  1. duckgirlz

    duckgirlz New Egg

    Apr 6, 2012
    I was wondering if anyone knew how to introduce and at what age to introduce the new ducklings to a flock? We have 3 cayugas, 1 Drake and 2 Hens that are almost a year. We are receiving our new ducklings at the end of this month. 1 ancona and 1 welsh harlequin which are straight run. How do we introduce them? Thanks.
  2. wildpeas

    wildpeas Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 18, 2012
    Port Orchard, Wa
    I would guess, as far as age went, that you would put them out with the others when they are old enough to leave the brooder. Of course that depends on what part of the country you are in. Mine are 3 weeks old and still haven't got to go outside for even a little bit because of the cold temps we have been having. If you live somewhere warm then I would wait until the new ducklings are big enough to not get hurt if they get stepped on.

    A duck lady told me to put them in with the older ducks at night when they are more quiet.

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