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Can You Keep Different Breeds Of Ducks Together

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Gilmore Farms, Dec 12, 2015.

  1. Gilmore Farms

    Gilmore Farms Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello, I'm building a new coop with New ducks. I have 3 Khaki Campbell's now and in my new coop I am getting 2-3 more ducks:) I want them for eggs but also I want them to be friendly with me! I'm wondering which breed(s) will give me the most eggs? If I get different breeds do I need to get more than one of each breed or can I get 1 of three different breeds? Thanks for any advice at all, and MERRY CHRISTMAS!
     
  2. Gilmore Farms

    Gilmore Farms Out Of The Brooder

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    And a HAPPY NEW YEAR!:D
     
  3. TLWR

    TLWR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The beauty of ducks, if all female, you can mix and match all you want.

    My runners used to lay a ton of eggs as did my welsh harlequin. They are currently all on strike... Since July!!!
     
  4. needlessjunk

    needlessjunk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My white layer has been my most productive layer, followed by my Cayuga, then. My welsh harlequin and then my runners. You can mix and match all you want with ducks but be very careful if you are planning on any drakes.
     
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  5. Gilmore Farms

    Gilmore Farms Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank You all for your warm welcomes!!!! So I have decided to add a khaki campbell to my existing flock, but I have a few questions. First, do I need to keep my new hen separate for a few days? Will my existing 3 ducks except her as their own family as they do now right of the bat or will it take a few days for them to accept her. Thanks again for all your guys warm welcomes.
     
  6. Balog

    Balog New Egg

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    We currently have seven ducks, six hens and a drake. We acquired them in two batches. The first was three Khaki Campbell hens and one Ancona hen. The second batch was three Anconas, two hens and a drake. There was one day of fussing at each other a bit, and maybe a week or so where the KH's and 'conas tended to stay together with their own kind. Since then they tend to run around in a unified group.

    Nothing definitive of course but that's been my experience. I'm trying to add an Indian Runner or two just because they're funny little hens, and maybe a few Welsh Harlequin as well.
     
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  7. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC @Balog
     

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