my ducks are afraid of me

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Julielynn810, Nov 14, 2018.

  1. Jpat

    Jpat Free Ranging

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    what do yoi mean by early bond of trust?
     
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  2. Table4Six

    Table4Six Crossing the Road

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    Spending time with the ducklings and communicating with them lets the ducklings learn to recognize your voice at a young age.
     
  3. Jpat

    Jpat Free Ranging

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    i read the first ppst wrong sorry ! i got you now
     
  4. Haydog03

    Haydog03 Crowing

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    My ducks follow me because of danger. They don’t like being alone, so if I run from one side to the then, they’ll fly after me. They’ll eat of my hand. Blu let’s me pet her, and hug her. I gained their trust through time, and understanding. I had to learn when they wanted to be left alone, and when they’re accepting visitors! I found that on some days, ducks just don’t want to be around me. Other days their clingy! Mostly, it’s sitting calmly beside them; letting them choose to explore near me or not.
    Ducks are confusing for me! :barnie
     
  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    Yep ducks like to be around us just not many like to be on us. lol
     
  6. Jpat

    Jpat Free Ranging

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    I hugged all the trust out of mine

    This springs batch will be a change. Not hugging them will be soo hard rho
     
  7. Table4Six

    Table4Six Crossing the Road

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    Don't be! You're fine! :D
     
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  8. Julielynn810

    Julielynn810 Chirping

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    Thank you! One of them (Penelope) seems to be warming up, she will run over to me, but still doesn't want to be picked up. Hopefully they'll all come around ❤️
     
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  9. Julielynn810

    Julielynn810 Chirping

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    Good to know. I have the most cuddly Labrador retriever and I wasn't sure what to expect from ducks. I may need to adjust my expectations a bit lol
     
  10. CrystaBub

    CrystaBub Introducing Rosy and Posy!

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    I love the name Penelope! None of my ducks ever asked to be picked up - but after I do pick them up, all but one will stay for a bit. Usually if I just sit next to them they will peck at my feet and play with my fingers if I hold them out. @Miss Lydia turned me onto 'the stool' for visiting. I added a stool to their pen so I can sit low and not seem so tall and scary. They really like it when I just hang out with them in their pen. they like it even more if I bring meal worms for the visit ;)
     

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