Would a khaki campbell drake be safe with call ducks

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Poultrylord, Mar 2, 2017.

  1. Poultrylord

    Poultrylord Chillin' With My Peeps

    187
    36
    81
    Oct 19, 2016
    Hollis Center, Maine
    Please Help!
     
  2. Bills vs Beaks

    Bills vs Beaks Overrun With Chickens

    2,318
    2,767
    271
    Aug 31, 2016
    NJ USA
    You can always try... They are close in size right? Some drakes can be really nice, I have a very sweet khaki drake
     
  3. DancingWthDucks

    DancingWthDucks Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,065
    161
    166
    Feb 21, 2016
    Cumbria, UK
    It depends on your drakes personality- is he very rough and boisterous or calm and gentle?
     
  4. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

    7,538
    345
    311
    May 24, 2011
    On, Canada
    Tricky. Definitely depends on the demeanor of the drake.

    I have three flocks of calls, 2 are penned, one which was a trio till end of last week... free range with a HUGE flock of ducks, mainly muscovy, and some Pekin and buff and buff crosses. Plus chickens. So were talking more than a 100 birds here mainly huge compared to them.

    They have been out there since i weaned them from my house, i raised them due to a dumb call mama saying stuff it lol. Often they kick about with the pekin and buff mixes... which include many drakes, since they do speak the same language, birds of a feather lol(scovies are not mallard derived, in case you didn't know).

    That said i had one of my female calls which was penned fly out one day(they are full flight) and darn it all one my scovie females went for her! One time i would have said no way would i have calls around large ducks but i have changed my mine but will only say caution, caution... only you know your birds, only you know who is overly aggressive and only you are there to witness concerns.

    Large birds CAN and DO kill those smaller than themselves, heck some small ones are so bold they will take on anybody too. Flock dynamics are very personal and complex, so always have a back up plan and watch very closely for intro's!
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by