Rescuing one duck

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by ihavechicks, Aug 26, 2014.

  1. ihavechicks

    ihavechicks Chirping

    Jul 13, 2010
    Cypress Inn, TN
    Well I am going to rescue a lone duck from my sister. She has had her entire flock of ducks and most of her chickens taken by a fox. She's got one girl left so I offered to take her & add her to my 6. I'm going to pick her up at night. Do I put her in the duck house or somewhere else. How do I introduce them? Are ducks like chickens, will they be mean to her?
  2. lightchick

    lightchick Crowing

    Apr 3, 2014
    They'll probably go through the pecking order, but I think they'll be fine.
  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    They will go through the pecking order but I wouldn't put her in with them right off. slowly over a period of at least a week keep them side by side with some kind of temp fencing so they can't gang up on her. After about 3 days let them all out together for treats. peas or mealworms work well stay close by though so you can intervene if they gang up. If you do it this way most likely they will accept her as one of their own instead of seeing her as an outsider. Let us know how it goes.

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