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Muscovy duckling , can't tame it

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by 6chicks&aduck, Aug 3, 2011.

  1. 6chicks&aduck

    6chicks&aduck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi , we got a scovy duckling that was 18 hrs old , we've had it for over a month , and it wont tame down.
    my daughter,who is 16 had one a few years back that was like a dog ,but this one is really wild ! she is gettiing frustrated and losing intrest in it.
    we've done the exact same things we did with our other one to tame it , and our other one was older when we got it. also , it is very aggressive to our chickens !
    Any suggestions on what to do would be great , THANKS !!!
     
  2. nop169

    nop169 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have about 40 muscovy adults free ranging on my farm that are all food tamed. They raise constantly and in my experience all the ducklings are "wild" until they are older - then they calm down. This holds true even with those we have hatched or pulled at a few hours old. Once they become "teenagers" and begin feathering well they usually calm down nicely. Note that I do not "pick up" my guys but they do follow us around the farm wanting feed or treats & mine are very curious.... had a group of 5 adults fly down in the pasture where I was repairing fence & they sat & watched me for a couple of hours. Mine meet me in the driveway when I come home from work waiting to be fed and I cannot walk for the press of them but if I am catching some of them for sale - they seem to know it & are leery of getting close! Also on the male you had who was chicken aggressive - that is not uncommon if you only have one duck & a male at that! Ducks are sociable & you need to have at least 2. Good luck.
     
  3. 6chicks&aduck

    6chicks&aduck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for your input, we'll see hoe it goes. our other one we had got along w the chickens just fine , it's this one that is aggressive to them
     
  4. lilhens

    lilhens Out Of The Brooder

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    good luck
     
    Last edited: Aug 3, 2011
  5. ShuckyDuckyQuackQuack

    ShuckyDuckyQuackQuack Out Of The Brooder

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    Have fun but ducks can be like babies sometimes, CRAZY !!! [​IMG]
     

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