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I bought 3 ducklings to add to my duck flock. At the same time, I bought a Wyandotte chick bc I had previously been unable to find this breed in my area. Now that the ducks have joined the others on the pond, the young pullet is unhappy in my chicken coop. At first I let her free range with the others during the day and then put her up separate at night (to prevent the other chickens picking on her). Then I put her in the coop at night. She hasn't really been hanging with the others. Also - when I let them out to free range- if she sees the ducks- she races to them. She will follow them all the way to the pond and just stay there while they swim, etc. recommendations?
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Hi and welcome to BYC. Its probably better to get at least another two birds of the same age (or slightly younger) for your Wyandotte. Introducing a single, younger bird to a flock is very hard on the bird, as younger birds tend to forum sub-flocks - and yours has no age-mates with whom to do this with.

 

Good luck

CT

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If you don't have any male ducks,  I think it is fine to let her hang with the ducks hens.    If there is a male, definitely not.  Duck anatomy is much different than a chicken, Drakes can kill a female chicken by trying to breed her.

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HALLOWEEN Hatch-a-Long 2016

Incubating w/Friends Thread  & NOTES section click HERE  

 

 

Poultry: Icelandic Chicken Flock, and Guineas

Dogs: 3 Icelandic Sheepdogs and a Schipperkee

Goats: A small, fun herd of Nigerian Dwarf Goats

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Originally Posted by CTKen View Post

Hi and welcome to BYC. Its probably better to get at least another two birds of the same age (or slightly younger) for your Wyandotte. Introducing a single, younger bird to a flock is very hard on the bird, as younger birds tend to forum sub-flocks - and yours has no age-mates with whom to do this with.

Good luck
CT


Thanks for the advice. I have been letting her play with her duck friends but will try to find a pullet of a similar age for her. Oh and this happened today......

She swam across our pond!! I scooped her up and put her in a cage with a lamp and food. She was shivering!
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