I've got an existing flock of 15 chickens (varies breeds/sizes/ages) and two ducks (one female Khaki Campbell and one female Muscovy).
I recently acquired a male Cayuga from someone because "he wasn't good enough to breed with" and have been raising him inside (and oh my......the peeping!!! First important lesson, don't raise a duck alone! At least he & the dog are buddies now haha!)
I've been taking him out to sit with the flock everyday - swims in the pond and just hanging around having a snack with the ladies. I'm not able to do three months inside - I've got Belgian D'Uccles on the way, so I'm hunting for tips and tricks to integrate him into the flock. Oh....and the noise.....😱
My existing ducks are sort of interested, but I'm assuming my presence is skewing their behaviour a little. Also, my duckling (of course) gets a bit of separation anxiety, which is great (never raised a more mental bird!)
So if you have any ideas, please feel free to send them my way. If I have to, at worst, I get him a friend, and move them to an area adjacent to the main scratch yard.....
Open to suggestions 😀 thanks for reading & helping!!