Mad Duck Mama!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by runningamuck, Jul 29, 2014.

  1. runningamuck

    runningamuck In the Brooder

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    I am completely new to owning ducks. Over a month ago, I ordered three ducks. One was always lethargic and just laid around. He has since passed, and we chalked it up to him being unhealthy. We let our other two ducks out in an open run during the day. I fed and watered at around 5:30. At around 7:30, we went back out to check on them and found a feather and blood trail leading to the road. It was the middle of the day, so all we can think is that is was a neighbors dog (the trail led straight to their house.) We drove the road in front of their house, but could see nothing. However we then spotted our white Pekin running through a pasture near said neighbors house. We were able to catch him and bring him home. I am severely hacked off that the dog came on to my property and he won't leave next time without a bullet in him. Not will my duck go outside without a predator proof run!

    So, my question is, do I need to get an
     
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners

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    This is a cliff hanger? Sad about the dog - how is the duck doing?
     
  3. runningamuck

    runningamuck In the Brooder

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    Sorry, I thought I had deleted this partially finished post. Physically, the duck that survived seems fine, but I was wondering if I should get more duck friends for him. If I ordered more little ones, will he be able to be with them or do I need to find some adults. He is one a couple months old himself, but he is big.

    Thanks for any advice!
     
  4. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners

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    Friends his size might be easier - you still need to introduce slowly. And in the meantime, an unbreakable mirror often helps calm single ducks till their new friends arrive.
     
  5. runningamuck

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    Thanks for the advice.
     

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