Raccoon killed my Drake, Hen is lonely

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by WizChick, Dec 29, 2010.

  1. WizChick

    WizChick Out Of The Brooder

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    Oregon City, OR
    What's the procedure for integrating new ducks? I had two fawn and white runners, a drake and a hen. My poor hen doesn't know what to do. She has the chickens but they aren't her man. If I'm going to get her a friend what should I get? Should I look for more hens or is another drake a good choice? How about getting a set of friends? will she be left out of their loop or will they accept her? Finding a drake will be the easiest thing so I lean in that direction but am not sure. Do I need to worry about an isolation period like I have to with chickens? Holderread is located in oregon and I'm thinking of calling them, there is also a farm store in Portland that has sold runners and have a left over or two that have been living in the store coop for a few months. I'm not worried that either source has sick ducks. Let me know what you think.
     
  2. La Mike

    La Mike (Always Slightly Off)

    Nov 20, 2009
    louisiana
    I would get her another mate
    You shouldnt have any issues with adding him
     
  3. WizChick

    WizChick Out Of The Brooder

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    Great thanks. I just called the farm store and they have a drake they are looking to get rid of and he's free. I'm actually out of town until friday night and my brother is having to handle the loss. I just called him and it sounds like he's willing to pick up the drake in the morning. Lets hope it goes well. I don't have a place to pen him up to adjust him. Every one free ranges at my house.
     

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