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strength.dignity
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Jamie
WAUSAU WI
USA
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Posted - Sep 12 2018 :  5:40:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hello Everyone,
I am hoping someone can help me with a dilemma. In April, both my parents and I decided we wanted to raise ducks. We both got two adorable ducklings. Unfortunately, mine got botulism and passed away in July. My parents ducks were thriving, until a hawk got their female yesterday. Now, we are left with a single Male. I am watching him this weekend and I can tell he is lost without his companion. Does anyone have ideas how I can try to combat his loneliness until we can find him a new mate or unfortunately a new home.

Thank you so much.

~ Jamie

"She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future." Proverbs 31:25

windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

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Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
2973 Posts

Posted - Sep 14 2018 :  03:49:55 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
oh sorry to hear this. Poor guy. short of getting him a new friend, no ideas. keeping him with other animals-chickens or anyone to be with?? I think animals mourn just like people.

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Michele
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churunga
True Blue Farmgirl

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Marie
Minneapolis MN
USA
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Posted - Sep 14 2018 :  12:25:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ducks tend to be serially monogamous. I would get him a new female companion and try to shield them from hawks.

Marie, Sister #5142
Farmgirl of the Month May 2014

Try everything once and the fun things twice.
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strength.dignity
True Blue Farmgirl

55 Posts

Jamie
WAUSAU WI
USA
55 Posts

Posted - Sep 14 2018 :  6:03:15 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Ladies,

Hopefully, we will have a new gal for him shortly. I hope once we do he will be a happy duck again.

~ Jamie
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"She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future." Proverbs 31:25
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strength.dignity
True Blue Farmgirl

55 Posts

Jamie
WAUSAU WI
USA
55 Posts

Posted - Sep 19 2018 :  7:18:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote


Chip now has a new friend Loretta

~ Jamie
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"She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future." Proverbs 31:25
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windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

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Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
2973 Posts

Posted - Sep 20 2018 :  03:11:10 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Right on Chip. Hope you like your new friend!! Loretta sure enjoys the pool!

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Michele
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