We have seven female chickens and two roos.
We also have one female duck and one drake.
They all live together in the same coop/run.
Two of the chicken hens were raised with the two ducks. (all born on the same day, shared a brooder, etc)
NOW the male duck has come of age and he loves to mount the female duck when they are IN the water. But on land, he is mounting the two easter eggers he was raised with.
He also is at times not nice (not overly mean, but is either trying to mount of fight? the roosters) The other hens he leaves alone.
Is there something that can be done, or do I need to get rid of the drake?
If I got rid of him, would the female duck be too lonely (as the only duck in the coop?)
Would the female duck still lay eggs without him around?
Can a duck mate with a chicken successfully?
I don't want to get more female ducks because to be honest these two have DISTROYED the chicken's coop/run and they are messy/stinky birds. They dirty up the chicken's drinking water in a flash. I love watching these two, but not really intersted in getting more at this time.
Do male ducks and chickens compete for ladies generally?
Sorry for all the questions in one thread, just seems like I might as well get them all out at once. :) Would love to hear answers to all of them! :)
Edited by m2wandc - 1/29/12 at 7:10pm