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post #11 of 15
Thank you i will try to separate them.
post #12 of 15
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Originally Posted by mich22 View Post

Thank you i will try to separate them.

Good idea!

 

Otherwise your chickens may not get enough food or water.

post #13 of 15

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 15

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.

Jesus Christ is my pilot.

My husband of 41 years is my best friend and co-pilot.

Enjoying my gardens.  My flock are my garden helpers.

Breeding a winter hearty flock with small combs and colored eggs.

Favorite breeds:  Dominique and EE.  Hatching addict.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1084432/egg-gender-selection-survey

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

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Jesus Christ is my pilot.

My husband of 41 years is my best friend and co-pilot.

Enjoying my gardens.  My flock are my garden helpers.

Breeding a winter hearty flock with small combs and colored eggs.

Favorite breeds:  Dominique and EE.  Hatching addict.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1084432/egg-gender-selection-survey

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

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post #15 of 15

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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