I have always wanted to make my ducks like me and want to the with me, I tried to spend time when they when they were young, but they would just run form me, and I though that wasn’t good, so I stopped. I have tried to not to act scary, and I spend lots of time with them when they were broody. They made progress, but then two of them got bumble foot, and I had to chase them to catch them, and it broke my heart that they were so scared. They are ounce again scared of me, and I am wondering if I can tame them so that they like me. A broody just hatched 3 ducklings, and I have tried to be kind to them, but since there momma, was very afraid of me, she kinda taught them to be too. Any ideas to see if I can get them to trust me? They are always so scared. Thanks, AveryRead More
I’m a newbie to this site. I ordered 15 chicks from Cackleberry Hatchery. Very pleased. I received 5 Cinnamon Queens, 4 Rhode Island Reds, 3 White Leghorns,
3 Easter Eggers and they included one extra chick which I do not know it’s breed ! Oh, and 15 are females and 1 Leghorn turned out to be a male ! I kept them f in my shower for the their first 4 weeks.. Worked out great. They are now in my new backyard coop.
I live in Palmetto Florida and I am a semi-retired veterinarian. I love this site. Continue to learn good ideas.