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Excuse Me, Who's in Charge Here?

Every duckhouse has a pecking order which is established early on and then again if a new duck is introduced to the flock. This ritual can be quite vicious but they will very quickly settle down. You should not interfere unless one duck is being denied food or water. If this does happen, put out an extra food and water supply away from the primary source.

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Gilbert, 22 February 2014

Drakes can injure hens if they decide to mate with them. Make sure the drake has enough ducks to satisfy him, 4 to 6. I have had to separate my hens from the ducks (1 drake, 1 duck, not enough females!


Louise, 06 May 2013

How well do ducks co habit with bantam chickens? We have 5 hens and a cockerel and were looking to get a couple of ducks but want to keep them together in the same run, does anyone have any advice? Looking at possibly getting some indian runner ducks. thanks


Karen, 14 January 2013

Getting 3 rescue drakes who will live in my Eglu :-) thanks for the advice! x


          

- Chip, 16 August 2012

Great site ;) ..... many thanks


George, 24 December 2011

Thank you for the great site!!


          

- Someone, 28 October 2011

I have ducks and i learnt some new things


Gabby, 02 August 2011

This page really helped, i show my ducks in the fair and i needed to know the basic anatomy of a duck.

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