Do different breeds of ducks like to hang out together?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by cottagechick, Jan 28, 2012.

  1. cottagechick

    cottagechick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 11, 2011
    Cottage Grove, Oregon
    For example if I got one Runner and on Muscovie or One Runner and one Campbell would they hang out? Would my duck hang out with my chickens? Or is it better to get two of the same breed?
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2012
  2. poultry09

    poultry09 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 1, 2011
    Rainier, Oregon
    i mace a mixed flock of ducks and they all get along very well

    but runners are very active ducks and I believe scovys are pretty calm ducks so they might bond as well but not sure on the scovy part?
  3. Tivona

    Tivona Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 2, 2011
    I have 8 females and one male Golden 300 hybrids, 1 Black Swedish, 1 Buff Orpington, and 2 Embden geese and they all hang out with each other. The geese do sleep in a separate pen at night however.
  4. Duckadia

    Duckadia Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 23, 2012
    Narrabri, AUS
    We have quite a large flock of all different breeds, even species (1 chicken, 1 goose and 1 native magpie goose) and they're all friends. they have their own little groups within the big group, but overall they are friendly with each other. The chicken cuddles with one of the ducks, the native goose won't leave 2 muscovies alone and the other goose is best friends with a muscovy and an indian runner. then we have 2 runners and 2 muscovies that stick together, and 3 call ducks, a mallard cross and his wife, a runner, that all stick together. Its definitely a mixed lot!
  5. Rooster2410

    Rooster2410 Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 13, 2012
    Not only will they hang out with other duck breeds, they also hang out with other bird species. I raised two ducks, a turkey and geese together. They are all friends, except the turkey (Once he matured) actually went on his own and only follows people now. The duck follows the geese religiously and the geese protect duck from other animals.

    However, the chickens were mean to everyone when they were little... I'd like to see those chickens bully a full grown Bronze Broad Breasted Tom Turkey now!

    In conclusion, when raised together they were all fine, but older chickens didn't like smaller duck, geese and turkey.
  6. ShuckyDuckyQuackQuack

    ShuckyDuckyQuackQuack Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 9, 2011
    To answer simply YES

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