- May 31, 2019
They seem healthy. We are located in the Kansas City metro.
They all might be fine together but just keep an eye on the females. The drakes are normally more agrasive in late winter, spring and early summer. I give my ducks brewers yeast in their food morning and night. It can help calm them down a little and it’s good for them, lots of B vitamins in it. What kind of ducks do you have?I think I would end up divorced if I got more. I have no idea how I'm going to manage them but more girls might be the only way.
My girls are a Mallard and Black Swedish. My drakes are two Pekins (one is blind) and two Khaki Campbell. I'm worried about the little Mallard being abused. There are just too many boys. I had no idea what the breeds were and the sales person didnt either. I love them all, I'm just worried, lol. So it kinda sounds like they are agressive most of the year. I think I'm started to see a more assertive behavior in a few of them.
I used Brewers Yeast for a while when they were babies, I can start doing that again. Thank you for the reminder.
May I ask what type of set up you use? I have my ducks and chickens (they grew up together) in a horse stall that I converted for them at night. I need to start planning a separate sleeping quarters, I think, it seems as they are maturing the ducks fuss at the chickens.
Awesome! Thank you so much, this gives me good ideas. Things seem to be changing daily with my group as they are becoming older. We are coming up with our coop plans now. Thank you!View attachment 1973291 View attachment 1973292 View attachment 1973293 This is the setup I have. The house and pen are about 4ft tall. I would suggest doing a house and pen that you can walk into if possible. This is our first duck house. It’s not i deal for people to be going in and out of but it keeps the ducks safe and it does work for now. I hope this helps.