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male ducks and roosters together in the same pin?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Maddy7400, Sep 24, 2014.

  1. Maddy7400

    Maddy7400 Hatching

    Sep 24, 2014
    I have a chicken pin and out of the chickens from this year I ended up with 3 roosters.someone os currently looking at 2 of them I want to keep one. Im getting ducks wich are 3 males and 1 female they have been together since day one. If I put my ducks in the same pin with my chickens will the male ducks and roosters fight? Ive had ducks before when I only had 1 rooster and it was one male one female nothing happened. I just wanted to know if my roosters and male ducks will fight over the cemale duck or not.
  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging Premium Member

    Feb 18, 2011
  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the Word Staff Member Premium Member 7 Years

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    I have no idea. Kelsie X2 You will want to post this in our Ducks section to talk to those Duck experts.

    Good luck and welcome to our flock!
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member 9 Years

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Yes, ask the duck people - meanwhile I'm wondering if you have 3 roosters and no hens. If the roosters have enough hens I think they will mind their own business. And if the duck is happy with his mate(s) likewise.

    Roosters can handle 10 hens, so if you keep more than 1 you really need to greatly increase the no. of chicken hens/
  5. liz9910

    liz9910 Crowing

    Apr 8, 2012
    Northern California
    [​IMG] someone in the Ducks section should be able to help, good luck to you.
  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. I'm a chicken person and don't know much about ducks (although I've had a few), but I have to admit that ducklings are the ultimate in cute. Definitely post this on the duck link that Kelsie2290 left you with and take advantage of our duck experts there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your flock.
  7. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

    Apr 23, 2014
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help
  8. woodsgirlfl

    woodsgirlfl Hatching

    Sep 24, 2014
    Hello. I'm a new member too. I can't speak for all ducks and all roosters but I can tell you about my experience. I actually have a rooster, 2 hens and a duck that I kept somewhat together for a while. I kept the rooster, Pete, separate from the hens and the duck, Herbie, however, when I free ranged them everyone was together and the rooster and the duck seemed to do well together. They didn't have any issues UNTIL Herbie's hormones kicked in. The rooster did not like sharing his females and the duck and rooster would fight. Eventually I found some females for my duck and now everyone is happy. I actually kind of rescued Herbie. A friend of mine had him and another as very young ducks with her chickens and one of her roosters actually killed one and hurt Herbie. I nursed him back to health.

    Anyway that's my experience. Also you may want to research the number of male ducks to females. May be too many males for 1 female. Food for thought.

    Good luck! I've enjoyed owning both chickens and ducks.
  9. LIChickens

    LIChickens Chirping

    Jun 8, 2014
    Long Island, NY
    Welcome to BYC!

    You will find a lot of good information here. Keep on asking questions and you will get many good answers.

    You may also want to read the FAQ below.
  10. Angela P

    Angela P Hatching

    May 9, 2016
    Hi there. I have a coop & pen with a veteran rooster, 3 hens, 5 pullets, and one female and one male duck. Everyone lived happily together until this morning. When I went out to the coop to feed, water, and clean, I found a blood everywhere and the male duck and rooster going at it like crazy. Tried to separate them to see if it was a one-off fight, but the duck kept going after the rooster. Not sure what happened, but the duck is quite wounded. The rooster seems fine, but I'm going to take another close look at him as soon as I can get my hands on him tonight.
    Sadly, it didn't work out for us.

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