I think my blue sweedish hates me, Help!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by JamieR, Sep 11, 2014.

  1. JamieR

    JamieR New Egg

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    I got 3 ducks about a 4-5 weeks ago, a Peckin,Cayuga and a blue sweedish. I have loved and nurtured them and they are starting to get their feathers, the Peckin is awesome and very friendly, the Cayuga is stand off ish, but the blue sweedish wants nothing to do with me or my husband. We take treats out to them and try not to force ourselves on them but no matter what we do the blue sweedish just runs away from us! Is there anything I can do to make it more friendly or is that just how the breed is?
     
  2. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    Don't know if it is a breed thing, but I have a Buff Orpington that is neurotic. They are reported to be the labradors of the chicken breeds.My other 2 meet the expectations. I would recommend, you accept her as she is, offer hand held treats and let her come to you if she will. If she stays skittish, then that's just her personality. I have only 2 breeds, 3 of each, and each one is a unique personality.
     
  3. Kiara1125

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    I heard that Swedish's are supposed to be extremely docile and cam, along with super friendly. I don't think it's a breed thing, but if it is then I'll have to rethink buying several Swedish's! I would just try to slowly adjust yourself to the duck. I'm new to ducks, but just try to sit with the duck for around 30 minutes to an hour. Don't try to interact with the duck, just let yourself be there in its presence. Try feeding tasty treats such as mealworms to the other ducks. The Swedish might become intrigued and see what you have. Throw a few on the ground for it. After doing this until the duck is comfortable around you, try feeding it mealworms out of a container. After it's comfortable, try your hand. It will definitely take a few weeks, but hopefully doing simple things like this will help the duck warm up to you. Best of luck!
     

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