Lonely Duck

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by kaitylindsey, Jun 25, 2016.

  1. kaitylindsey

    kaitylindsey New Egg

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    One of my two ducks died yesterday and my mom and I are worried that the one duck will get lonely. We have a few chickens, but he always chases the hens off, and he doesn't get along with the rooster. I suggested that we could get another duck, but we're not quite sure how we would introduce them. Should we get another duck, or should we try, I guess, "merging" him into the chicken flock.
     
  2. Poultry parent

    Poultry parent Chillin' With My Peeps

    i'd get another duck and introduce them to each other gradually
     
  3. BarrerasDucks

    BarrerasDucks Out Of The Brooder

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    I would suggest getting another possibly.

    I don't trust Roosters to be honest. Ducks are much easier.to I trounce to each other. They are not only smarter but less violent. Keep them all separated by poultry wire. They need to see each other but it's only like a week. Mine have always integrated nicely
     
  4. Duck Drover

    Duck Drover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Be careful he is not trying to mate with the chickens as his drake anatomy can kill them.
     
  5. chickens really

    chickens really Chicken Obsessed

    My Ducks do not like my chickens at all.
    I would get another Duck. They need another Duck to live with. As far as introducing them goes, I have never had a problem. Got a new Call hen and just put her in with the three I have and they continued on as if they have been together forever.
    No fighting, nothing as violent as Chickens...A bit of Quacking and that was it.
     

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