New call duck owner:)

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Fuxzi, Oct 6, 2013.

  1. Fuxzi

    Fuxzi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi everyone I just recently got me some call duck but the only place I can put them is in my chicken coop and I have 12 chickens(9 hens, 3 roosters) will they get along? I've been keeping them in the house for a few days now but I have a feeling that wont last very long.
     
  2. SwedishDude99

    SwedishDude99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are they male or female and how old are they?
     
  3. Fuxzi

    Fuxzi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its a pair and they are a year and a half old
     
  4. Fuxzi

    Fuxzi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry male and female pair.
     
  5. SwedishDude99

    SwedishDude99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Honestly, I wouldn't. There are a number of reasons.
    1. The drake may try to mate with and end up killing one of your hens.
    2. The roosters and drake may fight and end up Huron or killing one another.
    3. I don't know how much room you have, but if they are even remotely crowded the mess the ducks make will not be good for your chickens.

    I know this probably isn't what you wanted to hear, but this is just what I have had happen or have heard of happening to a friend. But if your roosters are friendly and your drake will be satisfied with your hen, you could try introducing them all out in the yard where the ducks and chickens have room to get away from each other. Do this just to see what happens and do it every day for a while and see how they react to each other. Hope this helps! :)
     
  6. Fuxzi

    Fuxzi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you so much I will try this!:)
     
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    SwedishDude99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No problem! I hope it all works out for you! Keep us posted
     
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]Happy you joined!
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] They really do need to be separated for the reasons given above but, also because ducks love to splash and make a mess out of waterers and the coop would be too wet for chickens.

    I would also think 3 roosters is 2 many for 6 hens. A rooster can handle 10. If you don't increase the no. of hens(chickens) or decrease the roosters - the poor girls are going to be overbred to the point of physical harm.
     
  10. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us! You got some good advice here. Best of luck!
     

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