Duck things!! HELP please?!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by AshleyNicole06, Nov 28, 2017.

  1. AshleyNicole06

    AshleyNicole06 Songster

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    Rescued a male duck.. now my 3 drakes are acting shy and my biggest one isn’t really fond of him he pulls on his feathers.
    Is this normal behavior? I know they’re not used to him yet. I don’t know if they ever will. My poor babies!
    Will adding this duck change their whole routine? Like coming in at night? And letting us hold them? Playing together? Being happy?
    And I also think the new one has a broken wing? Or had?
    Anyone know what kind of duck it is? I posted a few pics of him and then a few of the wing...
    Thank you!
     

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    it's a cayuga drake, He looks very nice besides the wing... Do you have hen's in this pen with the guys? Hes I mean female ducks.
     
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  3. kesrchicky16

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    I know very little but @Ravynscroft, @WVduckchick, @chickens really might know better. Also that looks kinda like angel wing I was reading about. How old is he? And are there females? This is important info.
     
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  4. MillersFarm

    MillersFarm Easily distracted by Chickens

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    He is a cayuga drake, And for his wing I need clearer picture but what from I can see it just looks like a few flight feathers out of place due to maybe trying to get out of something or trying to fly? It doesn't look broken and well for the whole Drakes getting along that's something you'll have to wait for. They may get along they may never. Your old drakes probably see him as a threat to their territory. I'd give them a little time first.
     
  5. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    Separate him in a look no touch pen for a week..They look at him as an intruder..
    A better picture of the wing would help..It does look like flight feathers..
     
  6. Keep them separated and yet keep him caged for a week or so so they can get use to him being in the same area. They are like any animal that is protective of their females and their area. They should work it out. It should not change their behavior as far as you handling them or coming back to the coop.
     
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  7. AshleyNicole06

    AshleyNicole06 Songster

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    I don’t know how old and no females
     
  8. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck

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    Like others said, just give them lots of time to get to know each other... better pics of his wing would help, but it does look like he had angel wing that wasn't corrected... it doesn't hurt them, just the tip of the wing is twisted the wrong way when he folds his wing so they stick out...
    You can't wrap it at this time, but I did hear of someone fixing angel wing in an adult when they molted... I'll look for the info for you...
     
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  9. AshleyNicole06

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    Info would really help! Thank you!
     
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  10. AshleyNicole06

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    No girls. Yes his wing looks painful.. but he still flaps them so I don’t think it’s broken.
     

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