one lonely duck??

beeliz(2)July 19, 2008

I posted before of the loss of my duckling to a raccoon...now I only have the one. Is it mean not to get another one? it lives with 8 hens rabbits and 2 goats. Will it need another duck companion? I'm on the verge of getting another,but won't if it's not necessary.

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sumac(SE MI)

I would think you would be able to tell if it is lonely or mourning. When this happened to us our lone duck just sat on the side of the pond not doing ducky things anymore (no swimming or dabling) once we got another companion duck all duck like activities resumed.
Perhaps your lone duck will get enough socialization with the hens. We've always kept or hens and ducks in separate pens (but next to each other)thru the winter months and the ducks out on the pond spring summer and fall. So you see our duck was truly alone.
Like I said, I think you'll be able to tell. Good luck.

    Bookmark   July 19, 2008 at 1:50PM
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cpp6318

If I had one lonely duck I would give it the companionship of some potatoes, carrots, onions, and a little salt.
But instead, all of my ducks run together and seem MUCH happier that way.

    Bookmark   July 19, 2008 at 5:13PM
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beeliz(2)

cpp6318,,being a vegetarian,,it's not an option...;)
but he does seem happier these days swimming in his pool ect..just wondered if another was a must. I'll know if and when the right time arises again...till then I guess "one is the lonliest number that he'll ever be"..LOL

    Bookmark   July 20, 2008 at 1:13PM
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brendan_of_bonsai(4b AK)

cpp6318, Awesome.

    Bookmark   July 21, 2008 at 2:48AM
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beeliz(2)

so you're saying that a companion is a must right cpp6318?
That's how i took it....??

    Bookmark   July 22, 2008 at 9:33AM
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