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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by adoni, Sep 28, 2015.

  1. adoni

    adoni New Egg

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    hi, I have four 3 month old chickens. I also have at 3 months old each, a white drake, Donald and small brown duck with crown on top of her head, (Petunia). The rest of my group consists of five 8 week old white ducklings of unknown gender who are almost as big as Donald. It appears that Donald may be a little older than I thought because he spends his time trying to mate with Petunia and maybe a chicken or two, I will keep 1 drake so my question is: What can I do with what might be extra drakes that I don't want? I don't want any more ducklings so I'll have to keep the most lethargic drake of the bunch. At this point it doesn't look good for Donald. Adoni
     
  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Well, personally I'd send them to freezer camp. You can try rehoming them but I don't know how quickly they might rehome.

    If your male duck is attempting to mate your chickens, you need to separate them immediately. Whereas roosters have only a rudimentary sex organ inside the clocal fold, male ducks have an actual penis, and can badly hurt hens when attempting to mate as they are not designed to breed like that.
     
  3. steven29128

    steven29128 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You might think of selling them or even giving them away. That is if you do not want to cook them.

    Steven
     
  4. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    x2 on QueenMisha's comment to separate the ducks from the chickens before someone gets hurt.

    Once you have 20 posts you can use the buy-sell-trade forum (that also includes a free re-homing thread):
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/67/buy-sell-trade

    Good luck finding homes for your extra ducks.
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  6. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!

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  7. adoni

    adoni New Egg

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    Thank you very much. I will separate them asap. And yes, the freezer is looking better and better. Thank you all again very much.
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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