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Call Ducks, Khaki Ducks & Pekins--Can they co-exist?

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I have 6 Pekin ducks (4 females and 2 males) and 2 female Khaki Campbell ducks. My concern is that I was given two ducklings that are now about 8 weeks old and they appear to be 2 female call ducks. Can these two little ducks co-exist with my other ducks and survive???? Thank you!!!  I have 30 acres.....a one acre pond that is 13-15 deep for them to free-range all summer.  For the winter, I corral them in a one acre, electric-fenced orchard with an 8'X10' or 10'x12' building that is insulated with hay and has water and feed inside for them.  I 'tuck' them in nightly and every morning I give them new drinking water and fill two children's pools to swim and bathe in.  I am just concerned about the size difference of my pekin drakes and the female calls.....advice is welcomed!!!!!

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Hello & welcome to BYC.

 

I would not allow the male Pekins to access the call ducks.  My Pekin drake has one thing on his mind this Spring and if he could access a female Call, he'd probably hurt or kill her trying to mate.

 

I'll tag another member that knows a lot more about Calls than I do.

 

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Deb is absolutely correct... they would need to have their own separate area and house to keep them safe, otherwise I would look into rehoming them...

I know another member free ranges her Calls and Muscovy together, but each group has their own drakes and they keep to themselves quiet well in plenty of space... but 2 female Calls alone are just prime targets and a Pekin drake would seriously injure or could kill a Call just trying to mate... I have a couple of big ducks with my Calls, but I'd never keep big drakes with my Calls...
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