Khaki Campbell Ducklings

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by lolaubhan, Mar 6, 2017.

  1. lolaubhan

    lolaubhan Just Hatched

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    Hello, I have recently purchased a Khaki Campbell from Atwoods and along with the duckling a kennel and non medicated game bird feed. I can't sleep at night because he chirps, chirps, chirps! Advice for chirping? Also we are in the middle of building a duck coop with pallets and leftover wood from roofing our huge dog house, do they need nesting boxes?
     
  2. silkie1472

    silkie1472 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There could be one of three, if not all possibilities:
    1. He could be cold- make sure that he has a warm area (95°) and a cooler area (around 75°) in his kennel.
    2. He could be lonely- ducks are social creatures, and do best in groups of two or more.
    3. If he imprints on you, leaving him along for a few minutes may cause him to chirp constantly.

    I recommend getting at least one more duck or chicken to go with him (preferably a duck). This should help with the chirping. Also, some breeds of ducks tend tend to be noisier than others.
     
  3. chickens really

    chickens really Chicken Obsessed

    Hang a mirror up in his brooder....He will feel more content if he can see another Duckling....Put it where he sleeps....

    Best wishes.....


    Cheers!
     
  4. lolaubhan

    lolaubhan Just Hatched

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    Thanks I think you are correct with the imprinting one! silke1472
     

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