Ducks Are Supposed To Have Friends?!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Kovalciks Chickens, Nov 14, 2010.

  1. Kovalciks Chickens

    Kovalciks Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well apparently everyone is telling me that one duck is not enough and my my lil girl is lonely. She is a Khaki Campbell and i dont know what type of friends I wanna get her. I am a big chicken person but this is my first duck. I have seen some call ducks and I kinda like them....would she like them? She is a nice duck but she is just lonely she quacks all the time. I like the birds that look different and no one else really has for a decent price. Can someone post some pics of their ducks or ducks that they may think are pretty cool lookn.

    Here is Ferdenand by the way
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  2. Omniskies

    Omniskies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ducks are social animals, and fortunately all ducks speak the same language. Get whatever ducks you please to put with her. Khakis are a chatty duck, so when she has someone to be around she will probably gossip with them all day instead of talk to herself.

    As a general rule, a group isn't a group unless there are at least three ducks in it. 3-5 is a pretty decent little flock, but even one more duck will make her happy.
     
  3. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

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    Ducks like to have the company of other ducks, especially if they were raised with other ducklings.
     
  4. KansasKid

    KansasKid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    just make sure you get another domestic. Even know you like the exotic and rare its not a good idea to house the two together.
     
  5. katharinad

    katharinad Overrun with chickens

    I would get a duck similar in size. Just make sure that you don't get to many drakes, if you plan on getting some. One drake for 3-9 ducks is more then enough or you end up with drake fights and over-mating of the girls. I would say get her a nice sister.
     
  6. iamcuriositycat

    iamcuriositycat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Runners are funny looking, and magpies are both rare and gorgeous. Here's a mixed flock of the two:

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    Tall guy in back right is a blue runner from Holderread. Not all runners have that nice upright stance. In the pool with a white chest on the right is a tuxedo blue runner from stock originally obtained from McMurray--less funny-looking, still a runner.

    Black & white girls are magpies with their blue & white magpie drake. Standard duck shape, but stunning colors.

    Both breeds are good egg layers. Runners are easier to find. Either can be ordered as ducklings from Holderread if you want really nice quality.

    Agreed that your girl needs friends, and also that the breed matters very little as long as they are a domestic breed. [​IMG]
     
  7. Kovalciks Chickens

    Kovalciks Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    okay so what does everybody have....i dont know many duck breeds and id like to see some pics....which i know everyone likes sharing
     
  8. KansasKid

    KansasKid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    at the top are my pet quality regular khaki campbells, then a mallard drake in eclipse plumage on bottom left, and a female rouen on the bottom right
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  9. destinduck

    destinduck obsessed with "ducks"

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    Look one thread up or down trying to add some more but it aint happenin right now sorry [​IMG]
     
  10. MysticalMom

    MysticalMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ducks are flock animals. They ARE lonely alone. It might be hard to get some right now... but get her some girlfriends in the spring.
     
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