Khaki Campbell BONDING question.

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by LovesAGoodYolk, Jul 29, 2016.

  1. LovesAGoodYolk

    LovesAGoodYolk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My first hen and drake are 14 months of age. My other 2 hens and 1 drake are 3 months of age. Will they ever bond as a group of 5? Older drake likes to chase away the younger ones at times, especially at snack time. Thank you.
     
  2. chickens really

    chickens really Chicken Obsessed

    Very normal behaviour with Drakes.....The rule is One Drake to two too six hens.....Drakes Fight...
     
  3. LovesAGoodYolk

    LovesAGoodYolk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok then. I do not want to breed siblings. which of course both pairings are. how do you suggest i manage this? also, my 14 months old drake dulled out this spring. he lost his little black tail curls and his green sheen on his head. Is he going to stay this way?
     
  4. LovesAGoodYolk

    LovesAGoodYolk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    another thought. If I get rid of one drake, will the others then bond as a group? Mate?
     
  5. chickens really

    chickens really Chicken Obsessed

    Yes, he is retain his colour.
    Best thing is only have the one drake unless you can run two pens and free ranging.
     
  6. sallysinnamon

    sallysinnamon Out Of The Brooder

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    I find sometimes when adding another group of ducks to an existing one, even adding a lone duck, they don't always bond with each other. All of my ducks intermingle but have their definite mini flocks, some preferring to be loners.
     
  7. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    The dull coloring will molt out back to his regal male plumage, no worries... it's called eclipse and they go through it each season...



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    They do tend to have their little cliques...
     

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