Male ducks?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by jannakaye, Jul 28, 2014.

  1. jannakaye

    jannakaye Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have two male ducks (one pekin one ?) housed in the same pen. They were raised together along with a game chick and are getting along fine as of right now, but I'm afraid once they mature, they'll fight. Do I need to separate them? Also the chick cries non-stop when I try to move it to the coop, can it stay with the ducks of will it hurt them or vice versa?
     
  2. Gatsbysmum

    Gatsbysmum Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Alright, so a flock of all male ducks should be just fine. Once they reach about 4 months they may try to mate with objects or eachother, but things usually only get ugly if you throw a female into the mix. I'd keep an eye on them but I wouldn't worry too much. Also, many people keep their ducks and chickens together, so it should be fine.
     
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  3. desertdarlene

    desertdarlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The two males will be fine but they do get a little overzealous with mating with things and attacking feet and legs. The males might fight, but as long as they're not drawing out blood or trying to drown each other, they'll be OK. A little fighting is normal and helps alleviate tension. Most of the time, they will be best buddies.

    I think the chicken will be OK for now. Ducks sometimes try to mate with chickens, but not always. I would keep an eye on everyone to make sure no one gets hurt.
     
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  4. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    do you know what sex the game chick is? you can run bachelor flocks, usually they are fine...
     
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