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Looking for a Call Duck in KS and help with intermingling breeds

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I have two Buff ducks and previously had two Call Ducks. We lost the male Call last night from a skunk.

 

Feeling pretty bad for the female Call. The two breeds sleep in separate coops and we try to section off the area they run in during the day because the Buff Ducks are so much bigger and will get aggressive with the Calls. I would love to find a male Call to go with our now-lonely female Call.

 

We're building an aviary at our next house (in 2016 or 2017) so we won't have to worry about these predators. Until then we're setting up something around the entire edging of their run area to keep the skunk from digging and getting to the female.

 

Obviously, I need to post this on the BST thread, but I don't have enough posts yet to go there.

 

Secondly,

Does anyone know if we can allow the female Call to be with the male and female Buff ducks until we find a new Call? Or is it better to leave her in her own secluded area and coop at night so they don't hurt her?

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I have two Buff ducks and previously had two Call Ducks. We lost the male Call last night from a skunk.

 

Feeling pretty bad for the female Call. The two breeds sleep in separate coops and we try to section off the area they run in during the day because the Buff Ducks are so much bigger and will get aggressive with the Calls. I would love to find a male Call to go with our now-lonely female Call.

 

We're building an aviary at our next house (in 2016 or 2017) so we won't have to worry about these predators. Until then we're setting up something around the entire edging of their run area to keep the skunk from digging and getting to the female.

 

Obviously, I need to post this on the BST thread, but I don't have enough posts yet to go there.

 

Secondly,

Does anyone know if we can allow the female Call to be with the male and female Buff ducks until we find a new Call? Or is it better to leave her in her own secluded area and coop at night so they don't hurt her?


I would not mix those, especially since you've already said they're aggressive toward her. I would not do that. I'd keep her separated other than during times you can monitor how they're interacting.

 

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