From drake jail to drake vacation

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by cheezenkwackers, May 21, 2019.

  1. cheezenkwackers

    cheezenkwackers Songster

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    I have two drakes, Cheese is a Khaki, Salsa is 1/2 Khaki and 1/2 Appleyard. They each have two hens (3 are Khaki and 1 Harlequin). Anyway, the boys get really mean to the other drake’s hens in the spring and early summer. They then land themselves in drake jail which is smaller than normal and a pain. A friend at work offered to take my boys for a month or two. He has four crested Pekin hens. He is hoping to put each boy with two of his hens. I think I am going to let them have this vacation but I wondered if y’all think it is a good idea? Is there something I am not thinking of?
     
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  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    Whenever introducing new birds there is the possibility of disease transmission. Are your friend's pens predator proofed ? The drakes will love it.
     
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  3. cheezenkwackers

    cheezenkwackers Songster

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    I hadn’t thought about disease, good point! And yes, his pens are predator proof and they will have more room than their jail.
     
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  4. Cayuga momma

    Cayuga momma ♡Ducks♡, enough said.

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    Ducks are a lot hardier when it comes to diseases. They don't pick them up as easily as chickens do. That being said it's still possible.
    They would probably love a chance to get to know some new girls.
     

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