What was I thinking? Baby Pekin thinks I'm mommy.

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Alaska animal lover, Jun 27, 2008.

  1. Alaska animal lover

    Alaska animal lover Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 30, 2008
    Palmer, Alaska
    I have a problem. Yes, the addiction.
    I just stopped by the hatchery yesterday to browse....
    and came home with a little yellow White Pekin fuzz butt. It was all alone, it needed me!
    Well, I had no idea how much it would need me. I cannot get out of it's sight without it crying. As soon as it see's me it is happy again.
    I can't get another duck! I wasn't supposed to get this one!
    I tried putting a "mommy" in it's pen last night, didn't help.
    What can I do? I have things to do. I can't do laundry with a duck on my shoulder! It can't hang on like a parrot.



    Help?
     
  2. blueskylen

    blueskylen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think a little white duck shoulder ornament would be lovely - make a nice pocketbook hook:D
     
  3. DrakeMaiden

    DrakeMaiden Overrun with Drakes

    Jun 8, 2007
    Kitsap County, WA
    Yes, but then the laundry wouldn't stay clean for long . . .

    Not much you can do. Even if you had a few, they would still all imprint on you and not want you to leave them in their brooder. However, it is kind of sad that this one is all alone. Ducky diapers?
     
  4. shy

    shy Out Of The Brooder

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    I was always told to get at least two ducks or you will need to be around the duck all the time. They are social animals and need others. Hopefully with age, the ducky will get used to it.
     
  5. Alaska animal lover

    Alaska animal lover Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 30, 2008
    Palmer, Alaska
    Do they make ducky diapers? I would use them!
    This little guy/girl is so sweet.
     
  6. DrakeMaiden

    DrakeMaiden Overrun with Drakes

    Jun 8, 2007
    Kitsap County, WA
    You might be able to find someone here who either knows how or would be willing to make some for you . . . Terrielacy comes to mind, but I don't remember if she's done it before or not.
     
  7. DrakeMaiden

    DrakeMaiden Overrun with Drakes

    Jun 8, 2007
    Kitsap County, WA

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