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Ancona hens in New England?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by toadbriar, Sep 24, 2010.

  1. toadbriar

    toadbriar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I started out with six hens and two drakes.

    A fox took one of my hens off the shore of the pond Sunday. And Bessie, who hatched in late May and used to quack, is now pretty sure she's a drake - boy voice, but no tail curl. Whatever s/he ends up being, s/he is ACTING drakey - which leaves me now, for flock dynamics purposes, with three "men" and four hens. Bessie and my blue drake are chasing around poor Bert, who really IS a drake, voice, tail and all. They're driving him away any time he gets close to the flock, or if he comes out of the shelter in the pen. [​IMG]

    Anyone in New England got a couple spare Ancona hens? I can't decide to rehome someone until I see either a penis or an egg come out of Bessie [​IMG] And I'd prefer not to shrink my flock anymore, I don't want to lose Bert. So my theory is that a couple hens would make everyone happier (hopefully not the fox - we are taking preventative measures against him..)

    thanks folks!
     

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