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One of my Pekin ducks died, should I get a new duck for my other Pekin duck?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by pekin12ducks, Apr 28, 2016.

  1. pekin12ducks

    pekin12ducks Out Of The Brooder

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    Monday morning I heard one of my Pekin ducks going nuts outside, and I walked out there and only found one duck, with other feathers all over the place (some feathers were bloody) and that's when I relized something got one of my ducks. I went outback to go see if I could find the duck, I did, it was horrifying, we buried it, so we didn't leave the poor thing out there in the woods. But now my question is that I don't know if I should get a new duck for my other Pekin duck. Will my Pekin get along with a new duck, or should I get a duckling? And would it be ok if it was a different breed of duck?? Please help[​IMG]
     
  2. ChicagoDucks

    ChicagoDucks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes. Ducks are social flock animals. They do better with other ducks. Any breed will be fine. It may take a week or two for your ducks to get acclimated to one another, but after that it will be better for her.

    The predator will probably come back, so you should give some thought to how to protect your surviving duck.
     
  3. lomine

    lomine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm so sorry you had to experience this. [​IMG]

    Yes, your surviving duck needs a friend. Ducks can get depressed if alone. I would try to find another duck about the same age and/or size. That way you can start introductions sooner. Though I would advise you keep the other duck in quarantine at first so you can be sure it isn't sick.

    And I second ChicagoDucks on the need to check your predator proofing.
     
  4. pekin12ducks

    pekin12ducks Out Of The Brooder

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  5. pekin12ducks

    pekin12ducks Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes, I'm definitely investing in some better more protecting coops, I've been so worried about my serving duck that it is living in a indoor cage right now until I get a new coop [​IMG]
     

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