2 chickens and 1 duck

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Bumblewood, May 15, 2016.

  1. Bumblewood

    Bumblewood New Egg

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    We started with 2 chicks and 2 ducklings. Everyone is penned separately at night, but free range together during the day.
    This weekend we lost a duck [​IMG]
    We are concerned about remaining duck knowing they need companionship. However, the duck has started hanging with 2 chickens. Is this ok? Don't want the duck to be unhappy, but she seems ok? All three are put in same coup at night so duck isn't alone.

    Thoughts ?
     
  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchaholic Extrordinaire Premium Member

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    :welcome! The duck is hanging out with the chickens because it needs company, but it would be much happier with a friend of its own species. I'd see if you can find a friend for it locally. You could check your local craigslist, a lot of people are selling ducks this time of year.
     
  3. Bumblewood

    Bumblewood New Egg

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    Will do. Ty
     
  4. Bumblewood

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    Took your advice. Found Peking duck hens on Craig's list. Our duck is two months old, even though they grow fast, is it ok to introduce a full grown duck hen? Does type matter?
     
  5. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchaholic Extrordinaire Premium Member

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    I would set them up so that they can see each other but not physically interact for a couple weeks, such as sectioning them apart with chicken wire. That way your duck can grow and mature a little bit more and they can get used to each other for a while. Breed doesn't matter, so a pekin would be fine :)
     
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  6. Chuck68

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    I agree...keep them separate for a bit but they should be good to go after some introduction time. I have 3 ducks...each a different kind and they go everywhere together, sleep and play together. Good luck!
     
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