How to tame ducks?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by brooster, Jun 22, 2008.

  1. brooster

    brooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 14, 2007
    northwest Ohio
    i got a pair of white call ducks a few weeks ago. I hold them often, but now the drake is bitting me. How do i tame them, they are so skittish.
     
  2. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

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    Leave them be. They'll be plenty tame, then.
    Ducks are funny like that.
     
  3. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Ducks don't get too tame. They often remain aloof. Just letting you get close to them is success. I wouldn't condition them to the idea of when I am near to bite me.

    Just leave them be and interact with them as they are wiling to allow.
     
  4. DuckLady

    DuckLady ~~~Administrator~~~BYC Store Support Staff Member

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    If the drake is biting you, he is tame enough to feel that you are worthy of his attention. My imprinted drake bites me all the time. I tell myself that he bites me because he doesn't have lips to kiss me with. [​IMG]
     
  5. zatsdeb

    zatsdeb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 2, 2007
    Lincoln, Illinois
    I know my ducks love me when I go outside with a bag of lettuce, they love lettuce!
    I can hold them but the drake is standoffish, he doesn't like to be held, My Delta is better, I just give them lots of treats, they say a way to a mans heart is through his stomach.... I think that goes for all the critters! especially chickens, ducks, and my goats and donkeys! And my deer!
     

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