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Runner duck & chickens help

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Bourke&Chicks, Sep 9, 2010.

  1. Bourke&Chicks

    Bourke&Chicks Hatching

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    Last spring I acquired 3 chicks and 1 Indian Runner duckling.... well a couple months later I find out that all 3 of my chicks are roosters... I wanted the chickens for eggs so naturally I had to come up with a new plan.

    I found fanastic homes for the roosters and got 3 more chicks in hopes of starting over but the question I have is when its time to replace the roosters with the new flock, will the runner be aggressive towards the youngins.

    The runner is a female and has never been aggressive towards the roosters but she also grew up with them. The new chicks are just over 4 weeks now so I still have a couple of weeks before they come out of the brooder.

    Any ideas on how to integrate them smoothly would be much appreciated.
     

  2. paddock36

    paddock36 Songster

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    I would wait to introduce them until they are a little older. Then put them in a pen inside the area where the duck lives but so the duck can not get to them and see how the duck behaves around them. After a few days and if no problem then release them from the temporary pen.
     

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