Another duck???

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Ducks-love-me, Jan 14, 2014.

  1. Ducks-love-me

    Ducks-love-me Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay so my aunt is working with a girl tryi g to get rid of a duck. It's a female. I think a Peking but I don't know. they said the duck is older so maybe 15. What I want to know are the following
    -will one more duck affect cost too much?
    -how many eggs does it have?
    -will all my ducks get along?
    -does it need the same breed with it?
    -is it happy moved away from home or will it run away?


    That's about it! Thanks to everyone who answers. I am probably saying yes but it depends on if it will be happy and safe! (The egg question is just so I know if I need another incubator)
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    It will eat 'one more duck worth of feed'?

    A 15 year old duck is far past her peak egg production years. She may or may not lay well.

    It depends upon the temperament of your flock. Generally there is some scuffling.

    If she has been an 'only' duck she may be human imprinted and not even know that she is a duck.

    Keep her penned up until she has adapted to her new home.
     
  3. Ducks-love-me

    Ducks-love-me Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay she did love by herself so do I separate her? Or just make 2 pens to where she can see the others then get accustomed or stay over there with her for the first hour then let her do her own thing?
     
  4. creaturelife

    creaturelife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if you get her no need to make a pen or anything when she gets with the ducks she will know she is a duck and i wont get just one of a breed but my friend has 3 pekins and a mallard with them and they are fine if you get her just let her go with the other and watch to make sure it does not get into a bad fight you will know when to step in [​IMG]
     
  5. Ducks-love-me

    Ducks-love-me Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay we are defiantly getting her! I hope they don't get into fights and stuff but I am getting her! YEEEAAAHHH
     
  6. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    I would have a separated place for her next to the others, where she is safe, with food and water, and can watch them. She may need lots of TLC from you, because it is up to each duck as to how they adjust. Some ducks get depressed when they move. They can grieve, and miss their people or other ducks. Some ducks adjust very quickly. You will find out. So watch her.

    We have adopted two sets of ducks to join our flock we raised from day-olds. It is not always smooth, but with patience and optimism our situation has worked out very well.

    Oh, and I am finding that growing fodder (seeds sprouted to be about 2.5 inches tall - I am using wheat) is less expensive than peas. I buy the wheat seeds in bulk (loose, by the pound) at our local grocery store (it's like a health food store, but not a big commercial one) and they have bins where you can scoop up as much or little of dry goods like wheat seeds as you want.

    Anyway, the seeds keep without needing to be frozen. It takes a week to sprout them, but the ducks love them!

    Just thought you might be interested in a low-cost way to provide nutritious treats. I just have to remember to rinse the seeds three times a day.
     
  7. Ducks-love-me

    Ducks-love-me Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay I will try hat Amiga! Thankyou! And I will keep her in a different cage.
     

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