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hi,  I have four 3 month old chickens. I also have at 3 months old each, a white drake, Donald and small brown duck with crown on top of her head, (Petunia). The rest of my group consists of five 8 week old white ducklings of unknown gender who are almost as big as Donald. It appears that Donald may be a little older than I thought because he spends his time trying to mate with Petunia and maybe a chicken or two, I will keep 1 drake so my question is: What can I do with what might be extra drakes that I don't want? I don't want any more ducklings so I'll have to keep the most lethargic drake of the bunch. At this point it doesn't look good for Donald.  Adoni 

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Well, personally I'd send them to freezer camp. You can try rehoming them but I don't know how quickly they might rehome.

If your male duck is attempting to mate your chickens, you need to separate them immediately. Whereas roosters have only a rudimentary sex organ inside the clocal fold, male ducks have an actual penis, and can badly hurt hens when attempting to mate as they are not designed to breed like that.

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200 something birds. 8 species. ♥ Norman ♥ Norma ♥ Misha ♥ and ♥ Taylor ♥ are my babies.
Visit Norman the Rooster's Thread Here!
Breeding Sex Linked Silkies, Gamefowl, and EEs/OEs. Amateur genetics buff. Caponization practitioner/advocate.
Working at The Poultry Palace in Placerville, CA. Come see us for started pullets, chicks, Bar Ale feed, & more!

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Welcome to Back Yard Chickens !:cool:

 You might think of selling them or even giving them away. That is if you do not want to cook them.

 

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 My name is Steven. I have been raising Chickens and other birds for about 2 years now. I will say it is really fun and addictive. I really enjoy incubating eggs and watching them grow into beautiful birds.

 

I am currently looking to buy or trade for some Ancona Chickens if you have some for sale please let me know.

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Hello,

 My name is Steven. I have been raising Chickens and other birds for about 2 years now. I will say it is really fun and addictive. I really enjoy incubating eggs and watching them grow into beautiful birds.

 

I am currently looking to buy or trade for some Ancona Chickens if you have some for sale please let me know.

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:welcome

 

x2 on QueenMisha's comment to separate the ducks from the chickens before someone gets hurt.

 

Once you have 20 posts you can use the buy-sell-trade forum (that also includes a free re-homing thread):

http://www.backyardchickens.com/f/67/buy-sell-trade

 

Good luck finding homes for your extra ducks.

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 Thank you very much. I will separate  them asap. And yes, the freezer is looking better and better. Thank you all again very much.

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