My chickens got duck friends

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Skye727, Sep 14, 2014.

  1. Skye727

    Skye727 Chirping

    Jun 20, 2014
    Sandy, oregon
    I got 3 one year old female ducks. A Cayuga, a khaki Campbell and an Indian runner. My silkies were so bent out of shape when they first showed up. They made so much noise! They got over it and everyone is happy. The ducks aren't very tame. It is too late at 1 year old?
  2. chicken266

    chicken266 In the Brooder

    Sep 3, 2014
    I don't think it is as long as you get to know them very we'll.
    For example:
    You should be able to go up to them without them screaming at you!
    Not really needed but maybe once you get to know them hand feed them
    If you don't want them to fly or run away clip their wings but if they've gotten attached to your silkies they shouldn't be leaving anytime soon…
    If they don't leave, you will need duck feed to lure them in so they stay longer as well as feeding them so they don't eat the chicken food but don't starve!!!

    I hope your ducks stay!
    Wish all the best :cd

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