Pet Ducks

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Miss Ducky, Jun 29, 2010.

  1. Miss Ducky

    Miss Ducky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very soon I will be acquiring two fully grown ducks from my aunt; a pekin and a runner. I will be keeping them as outdoor pets. Here's my dilemma, is it possible to have friendly, sociable ducks without them having imprinted on you?
     
  2. MysticalMom

    MysticalMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Some of my ducks are rescues. They were adults when I got them and real shy at first. Now though... a few of them are my friendliest ducks. And the first ones to my feet at treat time. Bribe them with treats. It's been my experience that you can bribe almost any duck into loving you with peas. [​IMG] Good luck and let us know how it goes.
     
  3. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Patience and peas! [​IMG]
     
  4. Miss Ducky

    Miss Ducky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! But now I'm having new troubles! The ducks won't eat from my hand, nor look at the treat when I place it on the ground in front of them! [​IMG] They are currently living w/ my Aunts' chickens, so even if I leave a treat for them to eat at their leisure, chances are the chickens will get it first. [​IMG] Any suggestions?
     

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