- Sep 21, 2017
Hi, I posted a thread last week about introducing new ducklings after I was left with only a drake and a hen due to a string of predator attacks. Well, I woke up this morning to find that a predator (allegedly the raccoon I caught in a live trap) had manged to get through my newly secured duck pen, scratch my drake's eyes out, turn him inside out, stretch his neck, and fold him on top of himself, eating nothing but their feed. This left only my hen, Lillian alive. I know someone who recently got rid of their chickens that was willing give me their Eglu for free, so I have a new home for her, but I am sure she will grow lonely very quickly, so I would like to get her some new quacking companions. I've resolved to buy ducklings, as I enjoy the bonding time I am able to have with them when they are young, but I would rather not get them until the weather is warmer, which won't be for another month. How long until she becomes lonely and bored? Is this the best course of action I could take? Any advice will be helpful.