my ducks are afraid of me

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

  1. CrystaBub

    CrystaBub Introducing Rosy and Posy!

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    Oh that sweet Opie! He probably thinks of you as his real Mama! ;)
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    I think he does:love
     
  3. DuckyDonna

    DuckyDonna Crowing

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    I think that you have a much better chance of your ducks loving you and being cuddly if they imprint on you when there are very very young. I have 5 runners and 2 of them I hatched and loved on since they were born this spring. My young boy will sit in my lap, snuggle with me and go to sleep just as content as can be. The 2 young ones will run to the fence when they see me coming. The other 3 are older and imprinted on nobody. Those 3 are starting to get a bit better about coming near me lately but are still very skittish and won't come within 5' of me...ever. I don't think I'll ever get to the point where they eat out of my hand like the 2 young ones do.
     
  4. WVduckchick

    WVduckchick For The Birds!

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    Gorgeous gorgeous ducks!! :love
     
  5. Julielynn810

    Julielynn810 Chirping

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    thanks :)
     
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  6. Julielynn810

    Julielynn810 Chirping

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    This makes me feel better, maybe they do like me, lol! They will come up to me and eat out of my hand. They just scream bloody murder if I try to pick them up.
     
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  7. CrystaBub

    CrystaBub Introducing Rosy and Posy!

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    I'm sure they love you in their weird duck way :love
     
  8. WVduckchick

    WVduckchick For The Birds!

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    Oh heck, if they eat out of your hand, they definitely love you! :D

    Look around on this site. The cuddly, super friendly ducks are not the norm. Ducks are more naturally stand-offish. I’m just happy that mine don’t run away from me. I stopped trying to hold them a long time ago. :p
     
  9. WannaBeHillBilly

    WannaBeHillBilly Crossing the Road

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    X2!
     
  10. MissChick@dee

    [email protected] ~ Dreaming Of Springtime ~

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    Rather than picking them up try sitting on the ground to start. Let them climb On you get down on their level. Sometimes the highth of a lap in a chair is freighting. A bench works great gives them lots of “landing room”
     

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