- May 7, 2015
Hello! I have a small, mixed flock of very friendly, socialized chickens that we hatched ourselves. We live in an urban area with a big, fenced in yard and good neighbors. We want to add a couple ducks so, I ordered a small number of Ancona duck eggs to hatch. Ducks will be a pretty new experience for us. I had bought two runners YEARS ago, that were a couple weeks old when we got them and both ended up being drakes. Honestly, they were terrible. Very unfriendly and aggressive to each other and everything else. I don't know if it was the breed, or the fact that they were both boys, or what, but they left a bad taste for ducks for us. I'd like to try again, now that we have a little more experience in raising fowl and we have a better set up as well. I'm also hoping that Anconas might be a better breed of duck for us and hatching them ourselves will give us an opportunity to bond with them right away. Any advice you guys have to give would be very much appreciated! Thanks!