Female duck passed away - need opinion

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Atchleykl, Nov 5, 2019.

  1. Atchleykl

    Atchleykl In the Brooder

    Nov 5, 2019
    My 8 mo old female Rouen duck passed a couple days ago. She laid a massive egg and did not recover and passed a few days later. My male Rouen seems lost now. Should I get him another female or will he get over the loss? I have chicken and turkeys free range, but he is the only duck now. If I should get him a mate, does it matter the breed? I would like to get another adult, but can’t find any Rouens around me, but I found female Muscovy near me. Note I am not breeding the ducks for ducklings, they are pets and I eat the eggs. Thank you in advance for the advise!
    Last edited: Nov 5, 2019
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  2. chrissynemetz

    chrissynemetz Crossing the Road

    Dec 19, 2013
    Olathe Colorado
    I'm so sorry you lost your duck :hugs
    I would definitely try to find him another couple of ladies. I've kept many different breeds together and never had any problems. :)
  3. Atchleykl

    Atchleykl In the Brooder

    Nov 5, 2019
    Thank you!
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  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Ephesians 6:13

    :welcome Very sorry for your loss. I would go for the Muscovy my Runners Buffs and Muscovy all live together. One thing you want to keep in mind is Muscovy females can fly really well so don’t bring her home and let her out right off. You also might want to consider clipping one wing.
  5. Skippersnh

    Skippersnh Songster

    Oct 14, 2019
    Yup clip her wing for sure
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  6. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    Just find him any Mallard derived Hen friend.
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  7. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Ephesians 6:13

    you’ll love Muscovy they are awesome birds.
  8. Mobleymoon

    Mobleymoon In the Brooder

    Of course, get him a friend. Even if it not the same kind of duck He's lost and confused and sad. If you can "Hands-On" I would spend as much time as possible just soft talking and being with Him. Poor boy, I don't care what IT is, LOSS hurts and that gaping hole is hard to fill. I had a Penkin, male and a Muscovite, female. Not raised together and became the best of friends. Sad for you both. Good luck
  9. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    Mallard derived don't talk the same language as Muscovy so get another Mallard derived if you can. Muscovy are a different species. :frow
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  10. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Ephesians 6:13

    Yes they are a different species but Those of us who have Muscovy know they can very much live and get along with other breeds not their own.

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