Sunday, 29 July 2018

How to Raise Happy and Friendly Ducks

Whether you want to keep your ducks or sell them to pet homes, you really want your ducks to be happy and friendly for their whole lives.  It makes it much easier to handle them for whatever reason and it just makes them more enjoyable as pets if they will just come up to you!

1.  Handle them daily as babies

If you are hatching your ducks in an incubator it is so easy to get them to think that you are their mum!  I have had ducks follow me around thinking that I was their mum and they have turned into such friendly ducks!

I will handle them as many times a day as I can from the day they are born.  This is the best way to get them used to you touching them as they don't know to be scared of you.

2.  FOOD

Ducks are very greedy animals and they will do anything for it!  Whether your duck is a baby or an adult they will come to notice that you are the person that gives them the food and water that they love.  My ducks eat from my hands and come running from the other side of the field when they see me because they know I have food for them.

3.  Seeing other birds being friendly to you

I found that it really helps to have other chickens and ducks that are friendly if you have an adult duck that you want to tame.  I usually go to a friendly one with food and hand feed them.  It will take some time but they will eventually come over to get the food from your hands.

4.  Never scare them

I never chase my chickens and ducks!  I know by doing this they will only become more scared of me.  I hardly ever catch them by hand unless it's an emergency so that they know they can trust me.  If you want to get them somewhere I just take the food away for half an hour then put the food in the place I want them and they will go.


I am not any type of animal expert but instead only an animal lover who wants to share her tips.  Please consult relevant animal specialists and do not only take my advice.

 The Rider's Pets


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