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Need advice for next year(Introducing new duck)

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by KikiDeAnime, Aug 14, 2019.

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  1. KikiDeAnime

    KikiDeAnime Songster

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    My parents agreed to let me get another female next year for our drake since he only has 1 female. Before anyone says this, they only agreed on 1. Not 2, not 3, only 1. I will work on convincing them to let me get more but please understand that since I live with them, I must listen to what they say. So if they only say 1, that's all I getting. Otherwise, I won't be getting any.
    We only have this agreement because I agreed to do more chores around the house than I already do.

    I just need advice for introducing the new duck to Colonel & Duchess.
    I'm also accepting suggestions for the breed. I want to stay within what we have: Khaki Campbell or Indian Runner. But I'm open to other breed suggestions!

    Post your advice on introducing a new duck!
     
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  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    Well I am pretty partial to Runners so I vote for a new Runner female. Are you getting a duckling that will need to be brooded inside if so then you just take the duckling out on nice warm days and let them all see each other until your duckling is old enough to be outside then you set her up in her own space so Colonel doesn’t mate with her until she is old enough. But they can all still see each other. Gives you a lot of time to get them use to each other.
     
  3. KikiDeAnime

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    Not a duckling. I will be looking for a young female that is close to laying.
     
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  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    Then you’ll still need to introduce with see no touch for a while let them get to know each other after about a week you can try letting them forage together. It can take a bit of time but they’ll be a flock.
     
  5. KikiDeAnime

    KikiDeAnime Songster

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    So the same as with chickens? That makes sense.
    Just thought I'd post to see if anything special needed to be done for ducks.

    Reason I won't be getting a duckling, is I don't really want to wait to introduce them. I don't think he will but I'm afraid that Colonel will be very demanding with Duchess for mating and I don't him to hurt her. That's why I'm getting a second female for him.

    I wanted to get a female now but I nearly made my parents decide to not allow me to get one. That's why I have to wait until next year.
     
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  6. Jpat

    Jpat Free Ranging

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    My advice is to make, Rent, buy or borrow an incubator and hatch your own while your on summer vacation

    That way you have the time needed for a single duckling and the bond is sooo strong its a beautifull thing

    The downside being it could end up being a male and youd have to rehome it but ide take the chance!

    Otherwise wait for the right one who needs a home regardless the breed! (I love kahki campbells by the way!)
     
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    KikiDeAnime Songster

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    Summer vacation?? What summer vacation??
     
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    Spose i assumed your under 18
     
  9. KikiDeAnime

    KikiDeAnime Songster

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    I'm 22 but not yet in college yet. I'm trying to plan my future first while I continue living with my parents.
     
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    Jpat Free Ranging

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    Gotcha! I respect that. i wish i had that support

    Sooo, Any pictures of your ducks? We love duck photos
     

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