The Duck Thread

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by ZakoHero, Jan 17, 2013.

  1. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks for all the suggestions! The only problem is that they won't let me get close enough to give them treats....[​IMG] However, every once in a while, they absolutely LOVE to drink water from my hand. Sadly, I think it might be a little too late for them; they will probably always be unfriendly and skittish.

    -Alexandra33
     
  2. Chrysolinsbirds

    Chrysolinsbirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's healthy for them to be wary. Try sitting near them and just toss a couple treats they like when they are looking, do it whenever you can and after a while they'll come closer and closer and start to expect you =) Don't forget to talk to them ducks are vocal and will start to recognize your voice. Mine will come when I QUACK or talk to them but not to my husband or brother lol
     
  3. Lizzy456

    Lizzy456 Out Of The Brooder

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    They are so cute , they way you got two of them in mid-quack and one with it's head sideways , they seem to be saying indignantly , "What?No treats?!"
     
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  4. tinkerfairy

    tinkerfairy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Best of luck to you with your cute ducklings [​IMG] I imitate the sounds they make too lol [​IMG] I hope you can get them used to you they're such a joy when they bond with you
     
  5. mystry

    mystry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep they do. I am thinking of adding a few noisy one's to them. Just not sure what I can put with them. I've heard they can be bullies.
     
  6. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Chillin' With My Peeps

    That's a very good idea. Thank you! Hopefully if I continue to work with them, they will eventually warm up to me.
     
  7. City farm

    City farm Overrun With Chickens

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    Rick is quiet, Lauren talk's more when she want's something.. I lock them up in a tractor at night. She does talk when she hear's us heading her way..
     
  8. City farm

    City farm Overrun With Chickens

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    Confinement; limited space, not much space to move around..
    Although there are situations that a animal needs to be confined..
    Illness, injury ect...
    I would not want egg's from chickens or duck's that do not have sun, dirt to dig in or bug's..
    Cage free means, limited space
    Free range means, sun most of the day, dirt, bug's & tree's. :frow wind from clouds, not a fan..
     
  9. City farm

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    X2 on safty.. We kep our couple indoors in a large Tupperware container. I think for like 3-4 months.. Our rooster let's us know when something fly's over head.. We used a kiddie pool to sometimes. That is all you need. Our duck's don't go into the pond all day.. Our pond is just a horse trough..
     
  10. City farm

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    There are a ton of preditors, cat don't bother our duck's. I see them come into our yard, but never bother them.. We never let them free range without us being out there.. Ancona's are more visible because of the white, from what's understand.. A friend has a wild bird rescue, she said that the white bird's get taken out by the hawk's so quick.. Anyway.. In our area I have heard of cyotoes but never seen them. We have dog's and they would alert us to them.. We also have grey fox's in the area, but never saw them.. We can build fort Knox for our duck's, but our chicken's they are in a long run with bird netting above.
     

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