So I have two adorable Pekins, Tommy and Fiona.... I also live in an area with predators that are always a concern. Tommy and Fiona are now 2 and are doing great and very attached to each other. They live with my chickens and use the same coop (their choice not mine) and all seem to get along well.
I have a concern
what is something were to happen to one of them. While they are fine with the chickens they don't interact with them other than to push them out of the way at mealworm time. They are very attached to each other. I am considering adding another duck or 2 to the flock (cayuga) just so that if something were to happen there would be other ducks for them to be with. So my questions are....
a: is this a legitimate concern or am I being foolish and just trying to convince myself I need more ducks
b: if I were to even get other ducks would it matter would they bond to them in the event of a duck tragedy.... or would they be equally as miserable as they would have been if there were no other ducks.
c: would just one more duck solve the problem or would I need to get two....
When all is said and done I will admit to being concerned about adding two more ducks and space, mess, etc.... I would personally prefer to not get ducks or get just one duck .... but I will defer to those more knowledgeable than I am
Edited by Shalva - 4/5/16 at 6:21am