Help!!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Vickers58, Feb 20, 2014.

  1. Vickers58

    Vickers58 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A hawk killed my sweet indian runner girl yesterday. Her mate is devastated. Prior to this we were in the middle of trying to introduce two other ducks to our VERY FIESTY mallard drake and the sweet girl that got killed. The drake was super aggressive before and as of today he has called a truce and is now peacefully spending time with my young Cayuga hen and drake.

    Our ratio is now pretty dangerous and I am seeking advice. I do not want to get rid of any of them. Obviously I need to get another hen.... Will that be a good ratio? Thoughts?

    Also, I feel destroyed about losing my sweet girl. And I don't want to feel like I'm replacing her, but I'm nervous about how quickly I should add more females. I want to do it before the one hen gets abused, but I'm unsure of the "sexy time table"! The mallard drake will he a year old and the other is a little over two months. Please help!!!
     
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  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    I'm so sorry about losing your Runner [​IMG] I'd go for at least 2 ducks apiece for the drakes if you can get more the better. 2 min. 3-4 best. please keep us updated on what you decided and thank goodness you had the 2 ducklings for this boy he would have really be devastated other wise. Do you know what happened. Watch your Mallard I don't think he's try to mate with your duck but they can get pretty wacky when the hormones are surging.
     
  3. Vickers58

    Vickers58 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, meet the new ladies! I'm hoping our little world starts to calm down!

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  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    you got 8?? your lil drake will think it's died and gone to heaven. LOL, they are beautiful.
     
  5. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    well aren't they lovely! you certainly upped the aunty!

    My condolences on the loss of your duck however.
     
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  6. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Vickers58, you are one conscientious duck person! Helping Bill out, you wasted no time. And you have been so attentive to Richard's state of mind and heart.

    Proud of you!!!

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  7. Finny

    Finny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is going to be one happy drake!
     
  8. Vickers58

    Vickers58 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh!! No, no! I got two ladies... They are from the flock in the other photo. He wishes he could have a harem so large!
     
  9. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Well he'd be laying on his back with a huge smile on his face for sure. LOL
     
  10. Finny

    Finny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    X2!
     

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