When can I let my ducklings around older ducks?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Lilki, Sep 3, 2016.

  1. Lilki

    Lilki Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 9, 2016
    I have two 4.5 month old mallards. I just got two welsh harlequins that are now two weeks old. The mallards are very agitated by their presence and to make matters worse (or at least not better) they have begun trying to mate. We have the ducklings in a pen that the mallards can see but not get into. I'm sure if they were loose they'd be getting attacked. How long will this behavior go on and when should I start letting them be together? Do we have to wait until the ducklings are the same size?
  2. chickens really

    chickens really True BYC Addict

    It might never end...Drakes are hard to introduce young Ducks too...Keep in a no touch pen, but so they can see them....Try to introduce once the ducklings do not peep...Chickens are the same...Peeps are not welcome...

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