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Teenage ducks??

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by anthemfamily, Apr 20, 2016.

  1. anthemfamily

    anthemfamily New Egg

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    Do ducks go through puberty? I swear my babies are stomping around rolling their eyes at me! Every day after work we have play time. I have been giving them a handful of thawed peas while we romp around. Today I forgot to thaw and decided to give them some super ripe cantaloupe cut into tiny pieces. They turned up their little beaks and waddled into their house. They are now giving me the silent treatment. Am I insane?
     
  2. chicklover 1998

    chicklover 1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    no they are just being sassy and picky. what kind of ducks do you have, I just got 2 cayugas today plus my chickens
     
  3. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Ducks can be that way.

    They have become accustomed to the peas. I realized it might have been better for me to offer them a wider variety of treats early on, because they are extremely slow to appreciate new treats.

    For them, it's peas and lettuce, and after a while. they have caught on that dry cat kibble is fun, too.
     
  4. ClaudiaKat

    ClaudiaKat New Egg

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    Yes! They must because I feel as if I'm going through the same thing with my Pekin girls right now. They are constantly quacking which leads me to believe there is some serious coop gossip going on, lol :D I have yet to try Peas with my girls, maybe I'll try some tomorrow.
     
    Last edited: Apr 20, 2016
  5. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Remember that before giving treats, a little bit of chick grit or clean sand (like, a pinch per duckling) for a few days so that they can "chew."
     
  6. cayugaducklady

    cayugaducklady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not insane :) All it takes is for one brave soul to try then they'll give it a whirl.
     
  7. anthemfamily

    anthemfamily New Egg

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    They love watermelon, that's why I thought the cantaloupe would go over well. They have accepted corn. This weekend I was thinking about minnows in their pool. Is 6 weeks old enough?
     

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