Talk to me about introducing new ducks to each other

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by AKnewbie, Oct 26, 2013.

  1. AKnewbie

    AKnewbie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A few weeks ago, our female died leaving our male duck Daffy all by himself. He is a khaki Campbell.

    Yesterday we were finally able to acquire ducks to keep Daffy company. 2 are Indian Runners and 1 Cayuga (in our estimation).

    Other than to quarantine them for a while, anything we need to keep in mind to integrate them? The new ducks all came from the same family so they've been family for a while.
     
  2. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    The best way i have found is them being able to see and talk to other birds but not be able to directly contact(that avoids physical harm) then eventually i let the newbies loose and watch, some pecking, even a tussle or two is normal.

    Being your duck has experienced loss and is alone it's a bit different but may be an advantage flock instincts are strong in ducks and they enjoy company of their own kind greatly, so a good choice to have gotten some more.

    Good luck!
     
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