Introducing a pair to an established runner flock?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Indyrun, Jan 17, 2015.

  1. Indyrun

    Indyrun Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Need more advice.
    I haves drake and duck pair that I may have to give away. I have two people interested but they have an established flock and some chickens.
    What will the established flock and chickens do/ react to my pair?
    I don't want to give them to these people if my pair will be beat up and injured.
     
  2. Twistedfeather

    Twistedfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There will always be a pecking order no matter how you look at it's just how chickens work and if the ducks are with the chickens they'll be part of that but saying runner ducks are pretty tall they'll probably be fine if the chickens are smaller.
     
  3. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    I would have a serious talk with the prospective new people more about how things are in their flock at first. Have they added flock members before? How did it go? What did they do?

    If they say "we let them duke it out," I would hesitate.

    Maybe ask what their plans are. I feel it is reasonable since they are still yours for you to set the terms.

    I have introduced a pair of females and a trio, one drake and two females to my Runner flock. The two females blended in within a couple days. The trio still have their own space.
     
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  4. Indyrun

    Indyrun Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks guys, that helps. I will ask those questions Amiga, good advice
     
  5. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Please keep us posted.
     

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