Raising call ducks and geese together

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by KikiKramer, Nov 10, 2012.

  1. KikiKramer

    KikiKramer New Egg

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    Hey, I'm 17 and I have a small flock of 5 ducks and a pair of geese. I got all of my water foul through a hatchery and raised them in my room until they were big enough to go outside. The gander, Charlie, is a bit aggressive. When we introduced new ducks to the flock, Charlie chased them, bit them, and didn't let them eat or drink. After a few weeks of daily hour long sessions, things worked out and now everyone is cool. I am interested in getting a call duck, but I am afraid that, because of it's smaller size, Charlie will behave even more aggressively toward it.
    Any suggestions?

    Thanks, Kiki
     
  2. 4hchickmama

    4hchickmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wouldn't keep a call duck around an aggressive gander. Most people I know with calls keep them in their own covered enclosure or in an enclosure with bantam chickens since they can and will fly away if not clipped or pinioned.
     
  3. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    geese can and will kill those small call ducks if they so choose and for no reason other than they didnt give way when the gander showed warning signs.
     

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