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- Overrun with Runners
We cannot understand all of the dynamics of a flock.
When I need to intervene, I separate flock members. Sometimes all it takes is some days or a few weeks of being in different pens to settle things down.
We had a new trio join the flock and for weeks it was fine. Then the drake started picking on one female, and half a dozen other ducks jumped on him (while he was on top of her) , and now the trio is one flock, everyone else is another. I have been able to reintegrate them for a few months at a time, but then something will happen and I need to separate them again.