Ducks and chickens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by TaylorV, Jul 12, 2019 at 7:07 PM.

  1. TaylorV

    TaylorV In the Brooder

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    702F3E13-D1C4-4F06-AA17-72758D6CF828.jpeg 702F3E13-D1C4-4F06-AA17-72758D6CF828.jpeg A70C7039-8A20-462F-B6AE-A83D80A667B7.jpeg I have two ducks and I’m not sure what breed they are or if they are both drakes as well, the less colorful one now has curled tail feathers too image.jpg . Also I have some chickens look like this and I was just wondering if there is anything I could do to help them get their feathers back, some type of feed or something I also have roosters and I was thinking that that was the problem but I don’t want to get rid of the roosters.
     
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  2. Leahs Coop

    Leahs Coop Free Ranging

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    Hello,:frow and a warm welcome to Backyard Chickens! It's great to have you here with us. Your ducks look like either Mallards or Rouens.
    As for your hens, you can by a chicken saddle online to protect their backs from roosters during mating.
     
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  3. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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    Welcome to BYC.
    What do you currently feed this hen?
    You could buy a feed with a little higher protein and separate her from being able to be mated.
     
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  4. Sequel

    Sequel Crowing

    :frow Hi and welcome! Good luck with your poultry! Glad you joined!
     
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  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    Welcome to BYC. A separate 'rooster/drake' pen might be a good idea for the safety of your hens.
     
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  6. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

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    Hello, Taylor, and welcome to BYC! :frow Glad you joined.
    It sounds like you need to separate the boys from the girls to give the girls a much needed break.
     
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  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    Welcome to Backyard Chickens Taylor, it's very nice to meet you :frow
     
  8. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful

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    WELCOME! Cute ducks. :).
     
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  9. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

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    Hello and welcome to BYC. I hope that you enjoy your time here.

    This is a useful link to take a look at - “How to...” guides. You may wish to consider including your location (using the guide in the link above). You can use this link to contact members in your area - U.S. States

    Best wishes

    Pork Pie
     
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  10. feathermaid

    feathermaid Egg Obsessed

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    How many roosters and how many hens? Also, how old are your roos?
    Looks like your hens are being overmated, and no amount of feed or feather fixer will help unless the hens can have some time separately time to recover.

    Here's a couple articles that might help:

    Selecting Good Flock Roosters

    Rooster Flocks
     

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