New duck owner

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ktduck, Dec 10, 2013.

  1. ktduck

    ktduck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi all,
    I have recently got two khaki campbell
    Ducklings and I have fallen in love. I do keep worrying about a few things though.
    The first is that at night time we put them in their little house and put a blanket over it. It actually has a little door with slats and they try and jump out of it, this is why we put a barrier up and a blanket. Is it okay to put a blanket over them? They settle after about ten minutes.
    The other is that one of our ducklings, Jennie, keeps nipping at us. On our faces and necks, she is also quite shy and doesn't like being held very much unless u really relax her. The other duckling Francis is the complete opposite, very calm and loves being held. Is this just a personality trait thing?
    Thanks for this great website, I've already found lots of answers to my questions! Also ducklings are 6 days old.
    Thanks :))
    Katie [​IMG]
     
  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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  3. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! x2 on Kelsie's advice.
     
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  5. ktduck

    ktduck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you!! I wasn't sure where to post, thanks for the advice :)
     
  6. petrel

    petrel Chats with Chickens

    Cute ducklings. I'm sure you will find the info. you need here. Welcome to BYC!
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    OOH they are so sweet [​IMG]
     
  9. ktduck

    ktduck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone!
     

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