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Drake behaviors, and duckhouse question...

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by potocki99, Jun 26, 2016.

  1. potocki99

    potocki99 Out Of The Brooder

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    First...
    Our flock consists of 7 - Three we got at the beginning of March, two a month later, and two about mid May. The drake come from the first batch, and is trying (and I think was successful) to mate with the youngest - isn't this too young? He is so amorous, does it die down? Those two youngest are Khaki's, when will I be able to tell the sex?

    We are gearing up to redo our coop - we now have a total of 7 ducks, and 10 chickens. I was thinking about putting the duck nesting boxes on the floor under the chicken nesting boxes, does this work? Or, would it be better to set up their area in the outside run that is attached to the coop?

    Thank you!
     
  2. TheTwoRoos

    TheTwoRoos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old is the youngest?
     
  3. potocki99

    potocki99 Out Of The Brooder

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    They are about 6 weeks.
     
  4. TheTwoRoos

    TheTwoRoos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is way too young,you need to seperate them.
     

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