introducing a new duck. how long to wait?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by stumble_n_mumble, Jun 25, 2010.

  1. stumble_n_mumble

    stumble_n_mumble Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 23, 2008
    Long Island, NY
    I have 3 females one pekin one blue Swedish and one runner. I rescued a male from some people going to eat this gorgeous duck. How long to wait and go through a quarantine period? Once I have pics I will show you how he looks. Not sure if its male or female how to listen to the quack lol
     
  2. ChickenToes

    ChickenToes Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 14, 2008
    NE Wisconsin
    Keep the new duck separate for at least 30 days, just to be on the safe side.
     
  3. katharinad

    katharinad Overrun with chickens

    New healthy looking ducks should be quarantined for 3-4 weeks. In that time they should be treated for internal and external parasites. At the same time watch out for signs of possible illness. Commercial breeders or show bird breeders usually isolate new birds for 90 days to assure safety of their current flock.
     
  4. stumble_n_mumble

    stumble_n_mumble Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 23, 2008
    Long Island, NY
    so i was supposed to get this "duck" from these spanish people who didn't speak very good english.... and it turns out they were saying "dog" not "duck" ...... oh no i can not have another dog lmao. just my luck -_-
     

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