How do you think this combo will go?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by cdnley, Mar 13, 2011.

  1. cdnley

    cdnley Songster

    Dec 7, 2010

    I have 2 ducks (Blue Swedish and Rouen..Rouen is a male and the Blue Swedish I am not sure). Rouen is larger and def more dominant of the two if that makes a difference. They are looking frosty in their little house and I know cannot wait to swim and play in the pond again.

    Anyhow this May I am going to be recieving 6 new baby ducks and goslings. I am getting 1 of each an Indian runner, Pekin, and Welsh Harlequin duck. I have also ordered 1 of each White Danish goose, Brown Chinese goose and a Tufted Buff goose. Overall I am going to have a very mixed flock.

    How do you think the transition will be for the 2 older ducks? Do you think they will accept the young ducks and geese easily? Who do you think will be the leader once everyone is together? I only have experience with a wild Canada goose who we raised, who was the leader, but she flew away in the fall. Throw out your advice or predicitions!


  2. Funniducki1

    Funniducki1 In the Brooder

    Jan 16, 2011
    IF you are worried about them, just put them into a separate pen for a couple weeks next to each other where they can see each other, but not get at each other. A little duck squabble isn't bad and doesn't last long. [​IMG]
  3. pirtykitty

    pirtykitty Songster

    Dec 8, 2008
    Waco, Texas
    The big ducks may try to kill the ducklings. Keep them apart until the ducklings are at least 6 months old..
  4. Good Luck with all those drakes. You have a disaster waiting to happen if you dont separate them all out intot different pens.
    Sorry I went to read it again, so not 1 of each as in drake nd hen but 1 of each breed...sorry my bad
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2011
  5. cdnley

    cdnley Songster

    Dec 7, 2010

    I will def seperate the small ones until they are big enough to go out onto the pond and we will see how the transition goes. I am sure one of the geese will be the boss, but who knows! Perhaps our Canada goose will return and nest again too?

    We have to trap and get rid of the fox in the neighbouring property as soon as possible, before the pond dethaws anyway!

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