damn raccoons,I'm so sad
a raccoon got into my holding pen which I had my 2 pekin ducklings in,, killed the female and took it about 10 feet away. what a horrible thing to find...I'm so upset because today I was letting them go into their main run with everyone else.It was a safe 5 foot fenced run and they go inside a dog crate at night,but last night I did my chores ,but didn't lock the crate door..(careless) The raccoon took the leg right off the poor little duck,I'm just so sick about it. Man they're nasty creatures.
anyways now I have only the one duck who is about 6 weeks old and he's in with the hens inside their coop now. Is it possible to keep only one duck with chickens? Does he need another duck or will he be ok with only them? They eat the same stuff and will share the coop now that there is only one to make a mess! But I need to know if it's cruel to keep him as an only duck or not. Thanks