More newbie questions

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by teampao, Jan 24, 2014.

  1. teampao

    teampao New Egg

    Jan 24, 2014
    I have a few more newbie ducking questions...

    I have 2 female ducks that are still getting over loosing their 3 male buddies. But we wanted to get another female. Should I introduce a new duck now or wait until they adjust to just being the two of them?

    Also how do I introduce a new duck?

    Is a large dog igloo (got it for our German shepherd but she never used it) big enough to keep ducks in all night? Right now we have. Make shift pen with the igloo available if they want to go in. But I didn't know if it would be better for them to be kept inside igloo at night. We don't have a lot of predators around.

  2. alyxl02

    alyxl02 Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 25, 2014
    Dog igloo should be fine... make sure to clean the poop out though ;) :D
  3. HollyDuckFarmer

    HollyDuckFarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 30, 2012
    LP Michigan

    Predators that you never knew you had will find your ducks if you do not have them secured. An igloo should be fine, as long as it is inside of a secured pen. I use an igloo inside of a pen and it works great, plus I've had zero predator losses.

    In terms of introducktions, slower is generally better, usually so that they can see each other but still separated by a fence. There are many threads here on both these topics, try using the search bar for more ideas.

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