Bantams and full size ducks together

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by kimkan1, Jun 3, 2016.

  1. kimkan1

    kimkan1 New Egg

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    I have 4 female ducks 2 runners, 1 Cayuga and 1 khaki Campbell. I would like to add 2 bantams to the flock any thoughts on if it is a good idea?
     
  2. chicklover 1998

    chicklover 1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would get more than just two bantams, more like the same number or more than your ducks they should get along fine but keep an eye on any drakes you have, because anatomical differences can cause them to kill female chickens if they try to breed.
     
  3. kimkan1

    kimkan1 New Egg

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    They are Bantam ducks that I want to add, they will be unsexed so if I have a Bantam drake could they mate with my full size female ducks? I don't have chickens so that is not a concern. I was just wondering if my female ducks would pick on the Bantam ducks since they would be sharing a pen and coop.
     
  4. chicklover 1998

    chicklover 1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok then I think they will be fine, I have large fowl and bantam chickens in together I would say that ducks should be fine my regular ducks do fine with my bantam chickens
     
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  5. cymbaline

    cymbaline Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a range from Buff to Mallard and everyone is fine together, except when Tony the buff goes after Ruby the mallard and plucks her little head bald, but that happened to her even when the only boys I had were mallards. She's apparently the most attractive female duck that ever lived, lol.
     
  6. Tongy

    Tongy Out Of The Brooder

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    I think it depends on your ducks - you won't know until you try! My neighbor had ducks who were very aggressive to any newcomers but I had two ducks in with my hens and introducec two new younger ducks with no problem! Good luck!
     
  7. kimkan1

    kimkan1 New Egg

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    Another question, my duck eggs have had a thin shell I think I need more calcium for them. What is the best supplement for ducks?
     
  8. cymbaline

    cymbaline Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use oyster shell.
     
  9. kimkan1

    kimkan1 New Egg

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    I bought the oyster shell for chickens, it is really large pieces and they seem to eat around them. Is there something available that is more of a powder?
     

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