Hey I'm new

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by tanithcrane, Jan 5, 2017.

  1. tanithcrane

    tanithcrane Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 30, 2016
    Hey my name is Tanith
    I live in the U.K and have two chickens and two ducks
    Hope everyone had a great xmas and new year
    I have one Orpington drake and a Aylesbury female I also have two grey hybrid chickens

    Just one quick question the other day my female duck was attacked by a fox and she had to have stitches I've kept her in the house as she needs to recover but now her mate keeps attacking her when he sees her, once she is better how can I reintroduce them, this is the first time they have been apart and they were a mating pair and are 7 months old
    Thankyou everyone
  2. Flock Master64

    Flock Master64 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2016
    Surrounded by the Amish
    Hello welcome to BYC.

    People have problems like that sometimes when they reintroduce flock members after they've been absent for a while. Do you have a separate pen or something you can keep your female duck in? You can keep her in the pen and put her next to the mallards run or wherever you're keeping him. That way they can see and communicate with each other without getting physical.
    Last edited: Jan 5, 2017
  3. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under Tanith [​IMG] Welcome!

    Sorry to hear that your duck was attacked but great news that she is making a recovery. I have no experience with ducks but if they are similar in integration to chickens, x2 on what Flock Master64 suggested.

    I hope you enjoy BYC. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun. Unlike non chicken loving friends, family and colleagues, BYC’ers never tire of stories or pictures that feature our feathered and non feathered friends [​IMG]
  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings, Tanith, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined our community! Hope you duck is okay! [​IMG] Best wishes and thanks for joining BYC!!
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    [​IMG]Hi Tanith, good to meet you. Hope you will enjoy BYC as much as we do.
  7. tanithcrane

    tanithcrane Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 30, 2016
    Thankyou everyone for replying [​IMG]
    I keep her indoors in a pen but I also let her tone about although I do have to keep cleaning up after her lol
    Her mate comes into the house if I have the door open and I watch them he also looks At her through the patio doors.
    Thankyou for the help
  8. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    Thanks for joining us!

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