Do i need two or more ducks?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Roosterboy, Nov 5, 2008.

  1. Roosterboy

    Roosterboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am planing on getting chickens but a duck would be nice. I don't mind two ducks but if they are with chickens is it really necessary?

    I ask because i have heard both sides
     
  2. lowcountrypoultry

    lowcountrypoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    I would get a pair, just so it has a friend [​IMG]

    (Also if you just get ONE male duck, he will rape the female hens)

    I also suggest the muscovy breed [​IMG]
     
  3. Roosterboy

    Roosterboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If i get a male and a female duck will he still do that to the hens?
     
  4. purr

    purr Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 30, 2008
    east freetown, ma
    my friend and I got 2 free ducks each from my cousins, hers hang around with her chickens and mine hang around with mine.
    Hers even slept in the chicken coop with them,mine have a dog house.
    Her german shepherd killed one of her ducks, the other one was devastated. She had to go get another duck.Mine hang around with the chickens but I don't think they like them , they bully them all day.
     
  5. ChickenToes

    ChickenToes Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 14, 2008
    NE Wisconsin
    I would definitely get at least 2 ducks. They are very social creatures and need companionship. There's no guarantee that ducks and chickens will get along, mine don't. If they are raised together there is a better chance they'll get along. That being said, I would still get at least 2 ducks. There is nothing better than listening to 2 ducks 'talk' to each other.
     
  6. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:same here ,get one muscovy drake and 2-3females, you will love them. great bugcatchers and weed and tomato/ pepper plant eaters [​IMG]. i have some and one chicken which they leave alone.
     
  7. Roosterboy

    Roosterboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, i can only get two at max. Will they be ok or should or just get chickens?
     
  8. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:well then get two girly ducks.
     
  9. purr

    purr Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 30, 2008
    east freetown, ma
    I have 2 females and I love them they are a different experience from the chickens and I wouldn't give up either. I love to hear them talk to each other too. And they yell at the roosters all the time its so funny.
     
  10. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    Ducks naturally care flock birds & do better if the have company.
     

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