In the Brooder
- Sep 27, 2014
We have 6 laying hens and adopted a pair of ducklings last year. I went out to feed today and my drake and gal didn't come out. He was in their bed and calling out very loudly. I went over and found her laying in a natural position, but dead. I took her away to bury her, but he is still looking around for her. I feel so bad for him. I know he is friendly with the hens I have, but is having friendly companionship enough? It is also getting cooler and I don't want him not having anyone to cuddle with and freezing. I know they are very emotional birds and don't want to lose him, too. Will he be able to survive alone or should I be looking for a new domestic home for him? Help!!