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How to Make Your Ducks Feel at Home

For the journey home you can make your ducks comfortable by putting them in a spacious straw lined box. A copy of James and the Giant Peach is optional but will make the time pass quickly. It can still be a little disorientating for them to be lifted out of the box and find themselves in totally new surroundings so here a few things you can do to make your new arrivals feel at home in your garden straight away.

1: You can give their energy levels a real boost by feeding them marmite on toast (or bread). Marmite is packed full of B-Vitamins and is good for ducks and humans alike. A slice on the first day for your ducks will keep the vet away. You can keep feeding them this as a routine, about once a week.

2: Introduce your other pets slowly. Ducks usually get on great with dogs and cats, but it is best to wait a day or so until they are settled, before introducing them to the ducks.

3: Finally, try mixing some probiotic yoghurt in with their layers pellets (see the feeding section ) to create a kind of porridge. This does wonders for their digestive systems and helps them overcome the stresses and strains of moving home.

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Amy, 13 November 2011

really good and useful