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Do cayuga's make good pets?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by AnDrEw&Cole, Jul 10, 2011.

  1. AnDrEw&Cole

    AnDrEw&Cole Out Of The Brooder

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    I was wanting to maybe get a cayuga and was wondering are they calm or skittish if anyone has one..??

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  2. keyt1969

    keyt1969 Chillin' With My Peeps

    AnDrEw&Cole :

    I was wanting to maybe get a cayuga and was wondering are they calm or skittish if anyone has one..??

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    15, Chickens, 2 White pekins, 2 Mallards, 1 Blue Swedish, 2 Chow Dogs, 1 Teacup Chihauhau [​IMG] [​IMG]

    I have 6 cayugas and love them all. The hens can be a bit noisy, but nothing like the Pekins. The drakes are very active so if you only want them for pets I suggest you get hens! Mine aren't skittish at all. Actually, they're quite calm compared to some of the others I have.

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    The gray and brown is a drake, the two green ones are hens

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    All 3 of these are hens.​
     
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  3. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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  4. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    I love my Cayugas. My first drake, Louie, is a very affectionate fellow. His wife Thelma was a bit more stand-offish. Then she went broody, made a nest in a stupid place and a predator got her (and the eggs). Louie was a widower, so I bought some more ducklings in hopes of raising a wife for Louie. Once the ducklings were old enough to go outside, Louie got all excited and took them everywhere, raising them. So, for a time, he ignored me. Now that the other Cayugas are closer to maturity, Louie still controls them, but now he's back to wanting a pat from me every day. He comes gabbling to me and I give him a hug and a stroke on his head and neck.
     
  5. keyt1969

    keyt1969 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy :

    Quote:I have 6 cayugas and love them all. The hens can be a bit noisy, but nothing like the Pekins. The drakes are very active so if you only want them for pets I suggest you get hens!

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    The gray and brown is a drake, the two green ones are hens

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v134/Keyt427/Picture002-3.jpg
    All 3 of these are hens.

    Gorgeous Ducks!

    ~ Aspen​

    Thanks! Cayugas are actually my favorite.

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    The black and white one in this pic is probably one of their offspring!
     
  6. AnDrEw&Cole

    AnDrEw&Cole Out Of The Brooder

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    THANKYOU, evryone for your help you helped me alot so i think im gonna get a cauyga drake THANKYOU evryone for the help
     
  7. keyt1969

    keyt1969 Chillin' With My Peeps

    AnDrEw&Cole :

    THANKYOU, evryone for your help you helped me alot so i think im gonna get a cauyga drake THANKYOU evryone for the help

    If you get a drake and you have other ducks, be prepared for them to want to breed constantly. If I didn't like my cayugas so much I would re-home the drakes because they're so bad. But again, if you have them from a young age it could be different...who knows!​
     
  8. AnDrEw&Cole

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    Ohhh but i'm scared if i get a hen she is going to brood her eggs and be mean all of the time because im going to take them from her because i eat them and i dont need anymore ducklings [​IMG]
     
  9. keyt1969

    keyt1969 Chillin' With My Peeps

    AnDrEw&Cole :

    Ohhh but i'm scared if i get a hen she is going to brood her eggs and be mean all of the time because im going to take them from her because i eat them and i dont need anymore ducklings [​IMG]

    Ok, a hens eggs will only be fertile if you have another drake. If you do that's ok because the eggs can still be eaten if they are fertile. Most ducks won't lay on eggs, especially in the beginning. If you get a baby, most ducks won't start laying til about 6-8 months, some a little younger. If she does go broody, just place something gently in front of her face and take the eggs. I do it every day. It's ok, nothing to be afraid of. If you get a duck as a duckling, chances are pretty good she won't be mean if she's used to you taking her eggs.​
     
  10. AnDrEw&Cole

    AnDrEw&Cole Out Of The Brooder

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    WHOOO Thankyou youv'e been so helpfull and i appreciate it but did you raise yours from a duckling and if you did would you mind tellin me how to imprint if you know idk what i would do without you [​IMG]
     

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