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Drake with hens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Jeremyw, Oct 21, 2015.

  1. Jeremyw

    Jeremyw New Egg

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    I currently have three laying hens thinking about getting a drake. Is this ok? Will they kill each other and what could I feed them all?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    [​IMG] I would advise against adding a drake to a flock of chicken hens. There is the possibility of injury if a drake breeds a chicken hen.
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Do you mean duck hens or chicken hens? As Sour pointed out - a Drake could injure chicken hens. Or even kill them. Duck and chickens do not have the same anatomy.

    You may want to post on the "Duck thread."
     
  4. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!

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  5. Frindizzle

    Frindizzle Guitar Girl <3 Premium Member

    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  7. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    If you'd like to check in with the duck forum, you can get there with this:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/42/ducks

    Clarifying if you're talking about female ducks or female chickens will get you a more helpful response.

    Thanks for joining us!
     
  8. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft! Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to joined the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC.
     
  9. Jeremyw

    Jeremyw New Egg

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    I have chicken hens sorry for not being specific and didn't realize there was a duck forum also thanks
     

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