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Khaki Campbell Drake

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by FloydTheDuck, Nov 15, 2009.

  1. FloydTheDuck

    FloydTheDuck New Egg

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    hello,
    i have a drake khaki campbell as a pet and he lives with the chickens
    He's about 1 year old now, anyway,
    whenever I try to pic him up he runs off, and he doesn't really like people
    any idea on how I can make him more of a people duck?
    thanks
     
  2. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    Khaki's aren't really "people ducks" so much. If you raise them from an egg you have better luck if you handle them a lot, etc... At a year old I don't think he will get much friendlier.

    I have a runner I got as an adult. I have had her almost a year and she still acts like I am going to murder her if I get closer than 2'. The khakis I got at the same time weren't quite as bad, but they still weren't all cuddly or anything.
     
  3. FloydTheDuck

    FloydTheDuck New Egg

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    ya, in order to hold him i have to trap him in a corner then pic him up
    after a while of holding him he calms down
    but i cant approach him with out him freaking out
     
  4. chickensioux

    chickensioux Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would just keep trying. Some ducks may never be that friendly some won't leave you alone. I have 2 khaki drakes and they do not like to be held. Offer lots of yummy treats and spend alot of time with them and hold them as often as you can. He may come around for you. Here is a good treat list.

    Here is a HUGE list of other oods you can give your duckies:
    Diet Supplements:
    Romaine Lettuce (other dark lettuces, not iceberg)
    Tomatoes
    Worms
    Nigh Crawlers
    Cucumber
    Cracked Corn
    Eggplant
    Peas
    Bell peppers
    Carrots
    Eggs (scrambled or hardboiled chopped with shells on)
    Beans (overcooked)
    Feeder goldfish/minows/guppies
    Plain yogurt
    Mealworms
    Broccoli
    Cabbage
    Brussel sprouts
    Cauliflower
    Beets
    Asparagus


    Special Treats:
    Floating Koi Food (they love this stuff in their bath or pond, good protein)
    Cottage cheese
    Apples (applesauce)
    Bananas (no peel)
    Marigolds, pansies, clover (from a florist or homegrown, no pesticides!)
    Pears
    Peaches
    Cherries
    Grapes
    Melons (cantaloupe, watermelon)
    Squash
    Pumpkin
    Pomegranate
    Turnips (cooked)
    Raisins
    Zucchini
    Oatmeal (cooked)
    Strawberries
    rice (cooked, small amount)


    These Treats are No-No’s!!!!
    Bread
    Crackers
    Spinach
    Onions
    Potatoes
    Avocados
    Seeds of any kind
    Chocolate
    Sugar
    Junk food of any kind
    Nuts
    Citrus (lemons, grapefruit, oranges, limes)
    Popcorn


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  5. nivtup

    nivtup Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Shelton Washington
    We have Khaki Campbells

    They think we are axe murders.

    None of them have ever acted like they wanted to be friendly.

    They do "kind of" like us at feeding time.

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  6. chickens4me

    chickens4me Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That sounds like my ducks! I'm glad to know it may not be just me.... [​IMG]
     

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