They did it !!!

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Chick_in_Indiana, Apr 30, 2008.

  1. Chick_in_Indiana

    Chick_in_Indiana Songster

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    I have 2 mallards and 3 runners that are 2 months old. About a week ago I moved them from the chick coop to the grown up coop w/ my chickens and guineas. They decided to stay inside for 3 days ( their choice) and then on the 4th and 5th day when they came out they would go in the chick coop and hang out w/ the 2 month old chicks who are now free ranging (doing very well) so at night I would walk them back in w/o much fuss and lock them up for the night. Tonight they went in all on their own. It was such a suprise w/ them being this young and knowing most ducks are harder to coop train. So for any newbie duck owners, dont give up, it is possible.
     
  2. Badhbh

    Badhbh Songster

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    My two pekins are about two months old, and they go back to the coop at night behind the chickens [​IMG] Throwing out treats every night when they're all in helps [​IMG] I do notice that they linger outside longer than the chickens.
     
  3. Chick_in_Indiana

    Chick_in_Indiana Songster

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    I hope I didnt jinx myself by telling people they went in. My guineas are always the last in.
     

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