Will multiple ducklings imprint/bond with one person?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by SummerRayne, Feb 28, 2017.

  1. SummerRayne

    SummerRayne Just Hatched

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    Hello Everyone!
    I'm just asking a quick question as I'm considering getting some ducklings for my farm and I'm just doing all the research I can. However, I haven't been able to find one question. If I had multiple ( Around 5 or so) ducklings would they imprint and bond with me if I hatch and raise them. I would really like to have ducks as pets and have them be able to come indoors along with their outdoor run and outdoor coop. I had thought about getting one duckling as I figured it would have a very high chance of imprinting and bond with me, but still not sure how fair that would be to the single duckling ( I'm still on the fence about raising one duckling, as I wouldn't want it to be lonely). If anyone could answer my question that would be great!
    Thanks
    -Summer
     
  2. DancingWthDucks

    DancingWthDucks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi and welcome to BYC :)

    I'm sure that if you spend lots of time handling them, then they should turn out pretty tame- I have a drake who although was raised with his 5 other siblings, has become VERY attached to me and is always running after me (in fact I can't even leave the house without him following me into the car....).

    I definetely would NOT reccomend getting a single duckling- they are a lot of work and get very lonely whilst you're not there...... Recently, I had a single Call hatch which was constantly craving my attention which was very hard work.
     
  3. SummerRayne

    SummerRayne Just Hatched

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    Thanks for the reply!
    That's so good to know! I had really hoped that this was the case as I like to bond with all my animals (horses,rabbit,parrots,etc) and wasn't quite sure how it worked with a group of ducklings. Plus, I really wanted more than one duck, and also was really worried about getting only one as even you mention it can be a lot of work and I didn't want to have a lonely duck!
    Thanks Again
    -Summer
     

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