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when can you start handling newborn ducklings?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by showjumper_girl2002, Aug 13, 2011.

  1. showjumper_girl2002

    showjumper_girl2002 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i want my 2 ducklings to bond with me and want to start holding and cuddling as soon as i can so they like me. they are about an hour or two old and i was wondering how old they should be before i can do this?
     
  2. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Let them totally dry off first...
    Then you can hold them for short periods of time all you want. Just make SURE they stay warm....
     
  3. agregg15

    agregg15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If they were hatched by their momma, let them be. If they were hatched from an incubator, I would say as soon as they have dried and can stand. Your ducklings will probably think they are ducks though and imprint on their siblings. You will be momma, but you'll most likely be a "duck" in their eyes. Have fun with you duckies!
     
  4. showjumper_girl2002

    showjumper_girl2002 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks guys [​IMG]
     

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