Rouen Duck thread

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by ducklover87, May 5, 2013.

  1. Yvonne37894

    Yvonne37894 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Need help My 7 ducks all came out of the same flock of 30 to 40 ducks. Yesterday they were fine. Today the 2 drakes started fighting. One is this years hatch they other is last years hatch. The older on is getting the worst of it.
    Will Rouen's fight to death? Anyone have advise? I have the young one in a dog kennel tonight.
     
  2. ducklover87

    ducklover87 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They should be laying by now if they were born in March. Are they hiding the eggs where you can't find them? What do you feed them?
     
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  3. HollyDuckFarmer

    HollyDuckFarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wellllll. I don't know. I have always separated fighting drakes.
     
  4. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    I was not able to get my Rouens, although I would still love some.
     
  5. ducklover87

    ducklover87 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe there was a disagreement between the two boys. Yes some ducks will fight to the death. Good some separation will do good. Hopefully being away from the flock will lower the younger ones flock status.
     
  6. Yvonne37894

    Yvonne37894 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They will be separated today, tomorrow I can watch them closer, observe and rescue if needed. I don't have or want a 2nd pen. I hope they work it out.
     
  7. ducklover87

    ducklover87 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They should work it out. It was probably just the younger drake testing the older drake to see if he could outrank him or something.
     
  8. Dancinbaer

    Dancinbaer Out Of The Brooder

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    This is our first winter with our two ducks, 1 male, 1 female. They were hatched around Labor Day, we got them at three weeks. Just before Thanksgiving the female started laying eggs. She laid on the first egg one night. Over the next 10 days she laid a total of seven eggs. I never saw her on any of them. She quit laying, then yesterday there was one egg in the middle of the coop. Today I went to clean up the straw in the coop. Found the one I saw yesterday, another buried under straw in the corner of the coop and a third outside under the coop. All were frozen, temps have been 15 or less.
    Should I be concerned that she is laying eggs this time of year? Not sure if I can do anything about it. Will this throw her "cycle" off and she won't lay in the spring?
     
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  9. HollyDuckFarmer

    HollyDuckFarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, should not make any difference to her Spring laying. She's just maturing, her body will come into its own rhythm. Or you're very lucky and will get eggs all winter! :) I have 8 ducks here, 1 egg today and none yesterday.
     
  10. CMP1999

    CMP1999 Out Of The Brooder

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    no i have turned the entier coop upside down and locked them up for a week and i feed pure cracked corn i have 3 hens and 2 drakes but the drake are seprate
     

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