1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    Not a member yet? join BYC here & then introduce yourself in our community forum here.

single duckling advice needed

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by valewife, Aug 19, 2010.

  1. valewife

    valewife In the Brooder

    85
    0
    39
    Apr 24, 2009
    I just rescued a duckling (age unknown) from a bad home.
    I have chickens, turkeys and guineas but no other ducks and no pond.
    Can a lone duckling be content with my other poultry or should I find a better home for him?
    Any advice?
    Thanks, Jeanie
     
  2. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

    11,199
    62
    311
    Oct 2, 2008
    Colorado
    So you don't want an excuse to get another duck?
     
  3. trishamonks

    trishamonks Chirping

    103
    0
    99
    Aug 8, 2010
    hi jean i dont kno if this helps but my ducklings were raised with my chickens they get on great even my cockrel doesnt seem phased by different breed in there so i would put it in with the younger chicks just incase the hens see any threat by difference [​IMG]
     
  4. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners 8 Years

    23,193
    2,394
    521
    Jan 3, 2010
    Southern New England
    Mine don't have a pond, just concrete mixing pans with water. It is perfect for them. Ducks like company, I don't know if yours will be okay only with other animals. I echo Wifezilla - maybe a few more ducks? I have eleven - it is a delight.
     
  5. valewife

    valewife In the Brooder

    85
    0
    39
    Apr 24, 2009
    Quote:That's what I'm afraid of.
    Another duck for a buddy, then a couple more just because they are too cute,
    then different breeds for variety....
    I know how this will go.
     
  6. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

    11,199
    62
    311
    Oct 2, 2008
    Colorado
    Hey...come on now. You can stop anytime you want. So I stopped at 7.....

    [​IMG]
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: