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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by bluemountaingal, Feb 4, 2013.

  1. bluemountaingal

    bluemountaingal New Egg

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    Hi. I'm Leigh Ann, and I am so glad to find this community. I have 2 Pekin drakes that are 6 months old and I'm expecting an order of 6 chicks in mid-April. I'm married to a wonderful man and have three children ages 7, 6, and almost 4. I've been reading lots of info on this site as well as other places and I can't wait to be a chicken mama! Looking forward to getting to know you!
     
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    [​IMG]. Hope to see you in the duck section [​IMG]. Are you planning on mixing the drakes and chicks when they are older?
     
  3. bluemountaingal

    bluemountaingal New Egg

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    Thanks! I don't know about mixing. I suppose we'll see how it goes. My dominant drake can get a little feisty sometimes with his brother so it will depend on his behavior. Long term I hope to get some girls for them, but right now it's just the two of them. We will be moving mid-summer to a farm so separation shouldn't be an issue.
     
  4. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    I personally wouldn't risk it. Any breeding at all to your hens could cause some serious damage to them or even death. Many people have kept a same sex pair of ducks myself included. I kept a pair of drakes for almost 3 years before I added any females. Once I added females it did seem to change their personality towards each other though.
     
  5. bluemountaingal

    bluemountaingal New Egg

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    Changed their personality in a good way or bad way? Right now Percy (dominant drake) pretty much treats Piper like he's a hen. Piper doesn't seem to mind too much though he's always been the underdog. They get along for the most part though.
     
  6. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    It was in a negative way. They became very territorial towards each other when females were introduced.
     
  7. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, bluemountaingal, and [​IMG]! Great to have you here! Good luck to you, your ducks, and your chicks!
     
  8. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. Good luck with your chicks, and heed the advice about not mixing drakes and chicken hens.
     
  9. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!!!
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    Glad you joined us!!
     
  10. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad to have you aboard. :thumbsup
     

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