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Ducks and chickens!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by tacothechicken, Apr 2, 2015.

  1. tacothechicken

    tacothechicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2015
    Anacortes WA
    My Coop
    Hi there! so i'm new to this site and all but i wanted to ask about ducks and chickens! i have six chickens and had two female ducks but just recently one of the two passed away! :( my remaining hen is only around three years old and even though they interact and sleep whith the chickens they don't stick together!so now im worried that our duck might become depressed, plus we have a lot of birds of prey around and i'm worried that they'll go after her while she's alone! will she bond to our chickens? or do we need another duck?
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! Sorry to hear you lost a duck :hugs Sorry but I'm not a duck person but I would think getting another duck would be best for her. She may be in mourning for her lost friend I'm quite sure they feel the loss. Drop by the duck section though for all the duck chat, I'm sure the experts will be able to help you. Here is the link https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/42/ducks

    Wishing you the very best of luck in the future and enjoy BYC :frow
  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  4. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

    Feb 18, 2011
    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Sorry about your duck :hugs X2 on try the Duck forum Yorkshire coop linked for you.
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2013
    Welcome to BYC![​IMG]

    I'm sorry to hear about the loss of your duck![​IMG]It is always hard to lose a beloved bird. I haven't raised ducks before, but think that getting one or two more ducks would be a good idea.
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    I agree you should get your hen another friend but, would consult the duck folks first. They would best know if you should get one about the same age or younger. I don't know if ducks have a strong pecking order like chickens. But the duck folks should know if you will have integrations issues, adding a new duck. Sorry about the hen you lost.
  7. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

    Dec 12, 2013
    Welcome to BYC!

    I'm so sorry about your duck loss. Animals do form attachments to their companions, so your remaining duck is probably feeling lonely See what the duck members have to say.

    Hope everything from here on out goes well for you. Good luck!
  8. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

    Mar 3, 2015
    Hello [​IMG]and Welcome to BYC!

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