New Member, looking for Rouens!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by hannahackermann, Jan 5, 2017.

  1. hannahackermann

    hannahackermann New Egg

    Jan 5, 2017
    Hello everyone,
    I'm brand new to this website, and I came here hoping for some guidance. I have a 9-acre pond a a very lonely male Rouen living on it. He looks so lonely it breaks my heart! When wild ducks, like hooded mergansers, fly through, he swims behind as if he wants to make friends. I think I need to find him a female Rouen. The problem is, I can only find ducklings online, and I really need an adult, pond-ready female. We had female ducklings before, but some predators must have gotten them as juveniles, because they disappeared, and I don't want that to happen again. I need a fully-grown female who can keep herself away from predators, like my drake does. I cannot find any retailers online that sell adult Rouens, though. Does anyone know where I can find one? I'm in Georgia, U.S.A. Thank you if you can help!
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
  3. N F C

    N F C home again! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    I'm sure your boy would appreciate some companions but besides the links redsoxs has given you, I not sure where else you could look. Maybe someone in your area could help you out...check out your GA state thread.

    Good luck
  4. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under Hannah [​IMG] Welcome!

    Sorry, living in Aus, I am not able to assist with your search except to add that redsoxs has given you some good starting points.

    I hope you are able to find a little lady Rouen to keep him company.

    I also hope you enjoy BYC. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun. Unlike non chicken loving friends, family and colleagues, BYC’ers never tire of stories or pictures that feature our feathered and non feathered friends [​IMG]
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC. I wish you all the best in finding your drake a pal.

  6. Flock Master64

    Flock Master64 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2016
    Surrounded by the Amish
    Hello and welcome to Backyard Chickens. I hope you can find your duck a companion.
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Sometimes adding a new bird of either sex can be problematic. It would be best to post on the Duck Thread for advice, also you may find someone with a rouen hen. Good luck in your search.

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