Originally Posted by BelValleyDaisy
Bel is a male rouhen clair, Valley a female rouhen. they have been brought up together and are a cute pair. but i thought i better get Bel another female. Daisy came along 2 weeks ago and she fitted in perfectly but all of a sudden they are seriously bullying her. i can't part with any of them so please give ideas on what to do. Both Bel and Valley are ripping and eating her feathers and trying to bite her eyes. thankyou. could it be to do with her colour? Daisy is an indian runner duck
They may need more time apart. When I've introduced new members to my flock, I fence them off from the rest as long as needed. It depends on the duck. For my last two ducks, I actually fenced off the male ducks from the rest of the flock. With them out of the picture for a couple of days, the females bonded and accepted the newcomers. Once the females got along, I added the males back in one at a time, and they mated once, then left them alone. Like they had to mark their territory :) I have always added to my flock in pairs, I have been lucky to find adult female ducks that needed homes, and all of them had several ducks with them at the time. It seemed that adding two was better for everyone, because the new pair could go off alone together, and slowly adjust to their new flock. Just give it some more time, and keep them separated, especially at night until she finds her place in your flock.