suggestions for a duck who lost its two sibblings

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by pondpeople1980, Jun 20, 2016.

  1. pondpeople1980

    pondpeople1980 New Egg

    Jun 20, 2016
    Just recently, we had an otter come into our pond and killed two of our ducks, leaving a very lonely duck. Will this duck bond to a young duck who is just getting prepped to be let out for a swim (6 weeks old). Or should I look for an adult duck? Will they bond?
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    Oct 3, 2009
    Mountains of Western N.C.
    Welcome to BYC @pondpeople1980

    They may form a lasting friendship but you'll need to intro slowly by letting them meet through fencing first. after spending anywhere from a few days to a week side by side they should do fine together.

    I hope you got the predator. Very sorry for your loss.
  3. chickens really

    chickens really True BYC Addict

    For sure they will bond...Ducks love company. They will take to each other like Ducks to water...

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