How to tame three week old ducklings

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by So cal chickens, Apr 15, 2012.

  1. So cal chickens

    So cal chickens In the Brooder

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    my mother hen just stopped being broody to my baby ducklings and they are very skitish how do i tame them , p.s they are a pekin male and unsexed blue runner.[​IMG]
     

  2. Mike Winters

    Mike Winters Songster

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    pick them up and give them treats, runners are naturally very skittish
     
  3. So cal chickens

    So cal chickens In the Brooder

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    what do you suggest i use for treats ?, i am new to ducks
     
  4. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners 8 Years

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    At three weeks, mine went through an easily terrified stage.

    I would sit near them, but not force matters. I gave them peas, sang to them, just spent time nearby.

    After several weeks they settled down, and now about half of them are fine being picked up and petted, the rest are friendly.
     

  5. So cal chickens

    So cal chickens In the Brooder

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    ok ill try that thanks for the advice
     

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