A lone duck. Introduce him to my flock of 6 chickens?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by ChickieBonBon, Nov 23, 2010.

  1. ChickieBonBon

    ChickieBonBon Out Of The Brooder

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    So this ad was posted at my work classifieds: "Free Duck. Pet duck needs new home. Does not fly, very friendly, had chicken friends, but they are gone, he needs new friends."

    We have 6 chickens that are less than a year old (got them in March). 1 rooster, 1 RIR, 2 Salmon Favs, and 2 silkies. There have not been any problems with pecking/aggression and it seems very peaceful. The chickens typically free range during the day (although not now as I have seen a few hawks "visiting"the area [​IMG]).

    Any thoughts about introducing this lone duck into our flock? I don't know much about ducks and the only posts I could find dealt mainly with chicks/ducklings or introducing a pair of ducks. I don't even know what kind of duck it is.

    Very excited, but I want to do the right thing for the chickens and this lonely duck. [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2010
  2. peterlund

    peterlund Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My ducks and chickens mix in well... 1 Duck actually hangs mostly with the chickens. What harm will come in trying? Good luck!
     
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    If he is a drake, he may try to breed your hens with possible physical danger to them.
     

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