But this morning, I heard a squabble and went to check, and found the duck pinning the chicken down and viciously pulling her feathers out. I rescued the chicken, but she is bleeding in several places. Gave her an Epsom bath and patched her up with triple antibiotic ointment and am keeping her in the kitchen again.
What would cause my duck to suddenly attack this hen? Did I release her back too soon? Should I have kept her back longer? Does the duck sense something wrong with her? We have two ducks and three other chickens that the ducks have no interest in (at least so far).
I'm so new at this, just had all of the poultry since August, so your help is appreciated.