I have a very imprinted duck...

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by aleciasayshii, Apr 29, 2009.

  1. aleciasayshii

    aleciasayshii Songster

    Apr 17, 2009
    The Colony
    and I was wondering, since she is getting too big for her cage (She stays outside usually when im not home, but sleeps in the cage) if I should build her a bed outside or inside?
    She's a very needy little duck and I dont want her to be sad if she has to sleep outside and cant see me.

    What are you guy's thoughts?

  2. My thought: Get her a friend! Ducks shouldn't be alone!
  3. Quote:I second that!
  4. xfilesnumber1fan

    xfilesnumber1fan Songster

    Nov 24, 2008
    Quote:I third that!
  5. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

    Oct 2, 2008
    I 4th that. We took our solo hatch (named Uno) and introduced it to our 6 week old rouen (Bungie). The rouen's buddy died. We waited a until the little duck was big enough to not get accidentally squished and then put them together.

    Even though Uno is very imprinted on us, it loves Bungie and these two are now inseparable. Bungie acts like a babysitter and always keeps a close eye on his little buddy. Bungie is now 7 weeks and Uno is almost 4.

    As you can see, they don't have to be the same age, but that will make things a bit easier. Look at your local feed stores. Sometimes they have ducks on clearance this time of year.

  6. headred

    headred Songster

    Feb 28, 2009
    AND I will 5th it!
  7. RocketChick

    RocketChick In the Brooder

    Apr 23, 2009
    6th it!

    One of my ducks will squeak very loudly if I take it's duck friend or one of it's two chick friends and won't stop till I put them back. I can't imagine it living alone.

    So yeah, 6th it!
  8. TheDuckCrew

    TheDuckCrew Songster

    Feb 21, 2009
    i 7th that! and then after you get it a friend, you can get another one, and then another one, and then another one, and then maybe one will go broody or you could buy or build an incubator and then you could get even MORE ducks! its an addiction. be careful!
  9. nettie

    nettie Enslaved by Indoor Ducks

    Nov 20, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    I 8th that! Ducks are unhappy without a friend. I keep four ducks inside my house 24/7. I built them a pen indoors. One duck by itself will not be happy, unless you are with it all of the time. Your best bet is to find another duckling, raise it by itself like you did with the first one (so it imprints as well), and then introduce them. They'll make good friends. You can build them either an inside or outside pen as long as they have each other and they can still visit you often.

  10. aleciasayshii

    aleciasayshii Songster

    Apr 17, 2009
    The Colony
    If I could get another duck I would.
    But my dog and my duck also seem to be great friends and I am home quite a bit.

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