Duck help

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by MainelyChicken, Sep 26, 2013.

  1. MainelyChicken

    MainelyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, I have 2 Indian Runners, but want more ducks. What other breeds of duck that will co-exist with mine? Both mine are drakes and don't know what to do, but i want more. I was things Call, or Peking???
     
  2. cosbackyard

    cosbackyard Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Khaki Campbells are the breed I keep these days. Regular layers and there's no threat of them flying away. I'd recommend four or more female ducks to go with your drakes, though. Best to keep a 2-3+ female to male ratio.
     
  3. MainelyChicken

    MainelyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmmm, good advice, maybe i should wait until spring to get them?
     
  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Another thing to keep in mind is your drakes might begin fighting once you introduce ducks into their world.
     
  5. wildpeas

    wildpeas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was thinking this too. Maybe you could just get more drakes and have a bachelor flock?
     
  6. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    I would also think about the size difference between runners and Pekins. Some keep both in a flock, but some have trouble with Pekins bullying runners.
     
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  7. MainelyChicken

    MainelyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wow so much to think about. maybe a flock of drakes isn't a bad idea. was hoping though for some eggs
     
  8. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    We're not here to discourage but just to warn you of how the dynamics can change when adding ducks to the drakes, I have 4 drakes and 12 ducks and there is some fighting mostly what I call Sumo wrestling but they have a very large area to roam in so they can pretty much stay out of every ones way also.
     
  9. MainelyChicken

    MainelyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know, but very disappointed, maybe i should just rid of the ducks if i cant get any others that will get along. :(
     
  10. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Or rehome 1 drake and pick up 3 ducks for the one you keep.
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