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Khaki Cambell hen missing drake lonely

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by HeatherLook, Mar 1, 2016.

  1. HeatherLook

    HeatherLook New Egg

    Mar 1, 2016
    I have or maybe I should say had a mated pair of Khaki Cambells. The hen has gone missing and the drake doesn't seem to know where she is. Is this normal? He seems lost without her. Should I get some more females for him? He is wandering around down at the pond where they used to hang out together. Should I leave him or make him stay up by the house so if she was taken he doesn't meet the same fate. We were locking them in at night but they are very stubborn and wouldn't always come and now this happened. Thanks for any advice.
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire UK
    My Coop
    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! I'm afraid I don't experience with ducks but I'm sure if you pop by the duck section the keepers there should be able to help you. Here is the link ~ https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/42/ducks
    Good luck I hope you can find your hen, could she have gone off being broody somewhere?

    Enjoy BYC :frow
  3. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC. I similarly know nothing about ducks, but my first thought was that maybe she is sitting on eggs somewhere. I'm sure the duck peeps will be able to help you out.

    All the best
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Please post on the "Duck thread," I don't know anything about duck behaviors.

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