Can different size breeds live together happily?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by luvmyEs, Feb 4, 2013.

  1. luvmyEs

    luvmyEs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe it is a silly question. I had 3 Muscovies, but 2 were eaten by a predator. The third was attacked at the same time, but flew away and come home later that night with minor neck injuries. She is healed up and her neck feathers are growing back in. I can tell she is lonely even though she hangs with the chickens now. I'm desperate for any duck at this point, so do you think a small breed duck would work as a friend or should I get a similar sized duck? I've looked on Craigslist, but no one has gotten back in touch with me. I could drive 3 hours to Maine, but I'm hoping to find something closer.
     
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    I would not keep a small sized duck with a Muscovy. Females can still mount other females which can be a problem when there is a huge size difference. I would try to get a duck that is a similar size to your scovy.
     
  3. duckins

    duckins Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You might try holdreads they sell adult ducks not sure how long to ship. Oh are there any duck rescue places in your state but try to get similar size ducks.
     

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