overwhelmed with ducks

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by mirandaS, Sep 28, 2016.

  1. mirandaS

    mirandaS Just Hatched

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    I have a few ducks that I am taking care of in my house,and I'm in need of advice plz
     
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - thanks for joining us. The duck forum is your best place to go to for advice - https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/42/ducks - a nice bunch of people, so hop over there and introduce yourself.

    Best wishes
    CT
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to Backyard Chickens.
     
  4. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you. The duck forum should have some good advice for you.
     
  5. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, mirandaS, and :welcome. Happy you joined our community! I am sure the folks over in the Ducks forum will be able to help you out! Best wishes! :)
     
  6. mirandaS

    mirandaS Just Hatched

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    Thank you all well I've read a lot on here that has helped me but here's my story. I bought two Pekin ducks a couple months ago at rural king bc they were to big to sell so I got them for a dollar a piece.well I don't live on a farm so I had them outside in a chicken pen and unfortunately a raccoon got one of them. So I brought the surviving one in my house and nurse it cuz it had a little boo boo.I'm sure the duck is traumatize from witnessing its friend brutal attack but now she/he breathes loud when I try to feed it and pecks at me. I dont know if it is a boy or girl either,I think boy because the tail curls. My question is since I got two more baby ducks how can I get them to bond slowly once my babies grow some and will the bigger duck ever quit being mean to me lol
     
  7. mirandaS

    mirandaS Just Hatched

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    And can they all survive in my house if I keep it comfortable and clean for them
     
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  9. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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    Hello Miranda, welcome to Backyard chickens! I prefer to use the ''See but don't touch'' method when integrating new birds into my flock, I included the article for you to read over. I know people do keep indoor house ducks. Though I think they would have much happier lives outside where they are meant to be. If you do keep them inside, I would invest in diapers for them, and I would use a cat door that opens out into a run with a spot for them to splash around in and be outside so they do not spend their whole life inside. Good luck with your little quackers!

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/introducing-new-chickens-using-the-see-but-don-t-touch-method
     

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