Duck flock bonding issues

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by lalalaleeee, Sep 19, 2014.

  1. lalalaleeee

    lalalaleeee Hatching

    4
    0
    7
    Sep 19, 2014
    We have a problem with our call duck drake. He was raised for the first 3 months with the indian runners and ancona. About 6 weeks ago we introduced two little call duck girlfriends to him and set them up in their own yard with a nice pool and all. Our little drake just pines away for the big flock who are about 25 yards away and he refuses to swim (he used to love the water). He just paces along the fence. The two little girls used to follow him, but now have started attacking him. He is scared of them. We removed the more aggressive female and now the less aggressive one just follows the drake around. When we tried to reintroduce the more aggressive one, the less aggressive one suddenly started attacking the drake. Should we put them all back with the big flock? If we do, will the call drake just pine away again when we divide everyone up for mating season or will his mating instincts take over? We just don't know what to do.
     
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2014
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the Word Staff Member Premium Member 7 Years

    34,529
    17,476
    1,022
    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    I don't know anything about ducks. You will want to post this question in our Ducks section for more help from the duck experts...https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/42/ducks

    I hope you can get this sorted out soon. :)
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member 8 Years

    100,048
    59,424
    1,527
    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    I would put them back in the main flock as long as everyone was getting along. Or at least until /IF the duck people tell you to do differently.
     
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing 5 Years

    23,660
    1,444
    406
    Jul 24, 2013
    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    I don't know much about ducks, but I would post this in the Ducks section of the forums. Good luck!
     
  5. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

    28,403
    4,971
    606
    Apr 23, 2014
    Colorado
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.
     
  6. lalalaleeee

    lalalaleeee Hatching

    4
    0
    7
    Sep 19, 2014
    Thanks for the direction. I figured out how to post it under ducks so I'm hopeful to find an answer soon :)
     
  7. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing 5 Years

    20,585
    1,230
    401
    Jul 24, 2013
    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.

    I hope you can get answers to your questions!
     
  8. LIChickens

    LIChickens Chirping

    780
    21
    88
    Jun 8, 2014
    Long Island, NY
    Welcome to BYC!

    You will find a lot of good information here. Keep on asking questions and you will get many good answers.

    You may also want to read the FAQ below.
     
  9. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging Premium Member

    36,683
    4,749
    566
    Feb 18, 2011
    Ohio
    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  10. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

    25,581
    2,213
    438
    May 14, 2014
    Montana
    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. I'm a chicken person and don't know much about ducks (although I've had a few), but I have to admit that ducklings are the ultimate in cute. Our experts in our duck section should be able to help you. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can.Good luck with your call duck drake.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: