when to add new ducks?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by bravevline, Sep 7, 2013.

  1. bravevline

    bravevline Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i am getting some pekin ducklings tomorrow and was wondering when i can let them out with my 2 geese and 2 ducks that always stay together. they stay together cause they've always been together all the way from bei g bought the same brooder. will the big flock accept new ducks?
     
  2. chickarooo

    chickarooo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes I believe your flock will except them but do it gradually
     
  3. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    They likely will, eventually BUT take it slow.. you have anyway to have them penned so they can see/speak with the flock but not be with them? that is how i transition non hatched birds here.

    There is a pecking order and things can get out of hand, so do be present when they finally do merge, most time some jabbing and babbling takes place but personalities do play a role too.

    I have successfully, merged young quite often here, did so again this yr and it does usually come out in the end, when done slowly and with proper guidance.
     
    Last edited: Sep 7, 2013
  4. bravevline

    bravevline Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they took just fine! i decided to take the risk and throw them in cold turkey, or should i say cold duck after just a few days at most of having their own small cage in the duck/goose sleeping pen. they get along fine!
     

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