Rooster and ducks???

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by CrazyChookLady5, Feb 1, 2014.

  1. CrazyChookLady5

    CrazyChookLady5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hi everyone,
    I've read about everyone (most people) saying to not put your drakes with hens, but I'm wondering if I can put my roosters with my ducks-when I get some...
    will my roosters try to mate with them and if so will my roos injure my (future) ducks??
    thanks for any advise :)
     
  2. Beekissed

    Beekissed True BYC Addict

    They can and do try to mate with the female ducks but I doubt they would injure them. I had a rooster that mated our duck and they had no issues, lived happily together and she even roosted high in a pine tree with him each night.
     
  3. CrazyChookLady5

    CrazyChookLady5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    haha how cute,
    I have I few rooster that I was going to try to get rid of, but my mum said that I should just keep them, so when I get ducks I gonna put a fence up (so they don't wander off and not come back at night) and lock 1 or 2 of my roos in there with them and change my roos around very week or so!
     
  4. SparrowHawkFarm

    SparrowHawkFarm Out Of The Brooder

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    We have 6 ducks and 25 chickens, they are always together! Sometimes the cockerels will try to mate the ducks, but they are very healthy and strong! :) ducks and chickens are a great match in my opinion:):):)[​IMG]
     
  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    I've never had any of my 3 roosters try to mate with any of our ducks maybe it's because they have plenty of hens to keep them happy, actually I've never had a drake try to mate with a hen either, probably for the same reason but A drake mating with a hen is deadly for the hen.
     

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