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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by KBgirls, Oct 9, 2013.

  1. KBgirls

    KBgirls Chirping

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    I have three black sex link chickens aka BSL and 3 buff Orpington, they have just started to lay. They are very friendly and get along with all the other animals that I have. I just got a duckling that I think is a boy and about 2 weeks old, he is currently living in a cage with a heat light in my house. He is a very happy little duck eats good and seems to be doing good. I would like him to live with the girls, but I am concerned. I have introduced him to the girls but they don't seen interested at all, I am thinking that he is the only one & is going to be treated like the ugly duckling! Will one of the chickens take over the mothering roll to a duck? The duck is very attached to me follows me everywhere. I am nervous that he will not due well outside with the girls because he is so attached!!!
     
  2. Whittni

    Whittni Crowing

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  3. what's kickin' chicken

    what's kickin' chicken Songster

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    [​IMG] Hi [​IMG] I think they will get along great!!! [​IMG] It may be a good sign the chickens pay him no mind... LOL
     
  4. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Crowing Premium Member

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  5. liz9910

    liz9910 Crowing

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  7. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member

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  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] It would be best to get a buddy for your duck. If he does end up a drake, he will attempt to breed your hens. Ducks are made for other ducks, hens are not. If a male duck attempts to breed a chicken he can damage or kill her . You could go to the "Other Backyard Poultry" forum and post in the duck threads for advice and help in determining what sex duck you have.
     
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  10. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     

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