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roobarb



Joined: 15 Apr 2008
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Location: Carmarthenshire
PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 19 2:00 pm    Post subject: One duck left...  Reply with quote    

This morning we lost one of our ducks (old age we think), and now we are down to just one duck. We're not wanting to get any more ducks, but instead concentrating on chickens. We're now wondering what we should do with our single duck?

Our options are:
    -Leave her where she is, in a grassy area with shelter and water

    -Put her in with the chickens (3), and provide a separate sleeping/drinking/watering area for her

    -Give her to someone who has ducks


Our issues with the above, are that she is now fairly old for a Khaki Campell (c.5 years), so may not take too well to being moved to a new home and introduced to new ducks. Likewise she may not like being with the chickens (although when we first got the ducks they were in the neighbouring run to the chickens, so she has been around other poultry).

Any thoughts on what to do for the best?

Shan



Joined: 13 Jan 2009
Posts: 8314
Location: South Wales
PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 19 2:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I'd stick her in with the chickens. She's unlikely to be completely unfamiliar with them and she will still have you for familiarity.

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
Posts: 35937
Location: yes
PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 19 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

retired yard duck seems like a nice dotage

should be ok with civilised chooks, see how it goes, it might be more down to the chooks than the duck if she is accepted as a honoured guest or eaten.

roobarb



Joined: 15 Apr 2008
Posts: 135
Location: Carmarthenshire
PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 19 8:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Okay, she's going in with the chickens, and we'll assess the situation to see if either takes a disliking to each other. She was very quacky this morning, probably wondering where her buddy has gone, poor thing.

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