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post #11 of 17
Thank you i will try to separate them.
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Thank you i will try to separate them.

Good idea!

 

Otherwise your chickens may not get enough food or water.

post #13 of 17

What??!! My Drake may try to breed the hens? Wow he is HUGE that is going to be a big problem.:he Right now the hens chase him around but I did see him and my big rooster having a bit of a fight the other day. I watched to make sure it did not get out of hand but it will soon be spring here and the first breeding season for my pair of Muscovy. I also have a "hen" that started crowing recently. OK two more coops and runs for me. It seems I will be fencing from now until spring. At this rate I am going to end up with pens all over my horse pasture. Good thing I only have one very old horse left!

Proud mom of two children, 10 rescue dogs, 10 rescue cats, 5 turtles, 1 snake, 1 toad, 2 horses, 2 bunnies, 2 ducks, 5 Barred Rocks, 2 Cinnamon Queens, 1 Easter Egger, 2 Golden Comets, 2 Golden Laced Polish, 6 mixed Bantams, 1 random red chicken, 1 Frizzle 
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Proud mom of two children, 10 rescue dogs, 10 rescue cats, 5 turtles, 1 snake, 1 toad, 2 horses, 2 bunnies, 2 ducks, 5 Barred Rocks, 2 Cinnamon Queens, 1 Easter Egger, 2 Golden Comets, 2 Golden Laced Polish, 6 mixed Bantams, 1 random red chicken, 1 Frizzle 
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post #14 of 17

From the reading I've done, (have had ducks, and chickens, but never both species at the same time) a drake will mount a female chicken, and the experience may kill the chicken, because duck and chicken sexual anatomy are very different.  While ducks have a penis, chickens do not, and were not designed to be bred in that fashion.

Ephesians 2:10  For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1013154/byc-member-interview-lazy-gardener

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/yes-you-certainly-can-brood-chicks-outdoors

https://tikktok.wordpress.com/2014/04/13/fermented-feed-faq/

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Ephesians 2:10  For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1013154/byc-member-interview-lazy-gardener

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/yes-you-certainly-can-brood-chicks-outdoors

https://tikktok.wordpress.com/2014/04/13/fermented-feed-faq/

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post #15 of 17

The kids and I did it! Just have to finish the boards along the bottom.

 

Proud mom of two children, 10 rescue dogs, 10 rescue cats, 5 turtles, 1 snake, 1 toad, 2 horses, 2 bunnies, 2 ducks, 5 Barred Rocks, 2 Cinnamon Queens, 1 Easter Egger, 2 Golden Comets, 2 Golden Laced Polish, 6 mixed Bantams, 1 random red chicken, 1 Frizzle 
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Proud mom of two children, 10 rescue dogs, 10 rescue cats, 5 turtles, 1 snake, 1 toad, 2 horses, 2 bunnies, 2 ducks, 5 Barred Rocks, 2 Cinnamon Queens, 1 Easter Egger, 2 Golden Comets, 2 Golden Laced Polish, 6 mixed Bantams, 1 random red chicken, 1 Frizzle 
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post #16 of 17
Ok i have a question my chickens are acting different i have one missing no trace they are in a inclosed area with no way in or out. There are 13 now and they are only producing 4 to 6 eggs a day if that. When i went out to check on them lastnight and this morning they are making a clicking noise as tge kinda snap there heads?
post #17 of 17
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Ok i have a question my chickens are acting different i have one missing no trace they are in a inclosed area with no way in or out. There are 13 now and they are only producing 4 to 6 eggs a day if that. When i went out to check on them lastnight and this morning they are making a clicking noise as tge kinda snap there heads?

I'd start a new thread in the health section so your post doesn't get lost, to discuss those symptoms!
If a chicken is missing, I'd worry something got in. Look for a tunnel, etc.
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