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Hi there, I have 3 ducklings (2 are 1 week old, the other is 2 weeks old). When I brought the older duckling home she had a companion but the companion died sad.png. So I put her in with my baby chicks so she wouldn't be alone. I just tried putting her in with the newer ducklings and she likes to corner them and bite them in the back and wings, so I put her back in with the chicks. In fear of her hurting the younger ducklings. Is duckling dominance normal? Should I continue to separate them? Thanks in advance! I am new to this duckling thing smile.png
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Ducks to me,are differnt when it coems to the pecking order,to them it is non-existant.My ducks fight each other all the time.But,the duckling is letting them knwo she boss,she probably going in for the kill.

I have a  few chickens.

2 barreds,named Falcon and Hawk

1 New Hampshire rooster named,Zeus

2 New Hampshire hens named,Vanillipe (One has no name)

1 silver laced Wyandotte named,Special girl

1 White Leghorn roosters named Foggy

3 black&red Sex links,(Black)angel,and one red is named little red,and the other one is Mrs.Prissy

And a few others that sadly,died

 

I have a 11 ducks.

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I have a  few chickens.

2 barreds,named Falcon and Hawk

1 New Hampshire rooster named,Zeus

2 New Hampshire hens named,Vanillipe (One has no name)

1 silver laced Wyandotte named,Special girl

1 White Leghorn roosters named Foggy

3 black&red Sex links,(Black)angel,and one red is named little red,and the other one is Mrs.Prissy

And a few others that sadly,died

 

I have a 11 ducks.

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So keeping them separate is a must then? I don't want her to kill them! 😖
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Originally Posted by lauren818 View Post

Hi there, I have 3 ducklings (2 are 1 week old, the other is 2 weeks old). When I brought the older duckling home she had a companion but the companion died sad.png. So I put her in with my baby chicks so she wouldn't be alone. I just tried putting her in with the newer ducklings and she likes to corner them and bite them in the back and wings, so I put her back in with the chicks. In fear of her hurting the younger ducklings. Is duckling dominance normal? Should I continue to separate them? Thanks in advance! I am new to this duckling thing smile.png

@lauren818Can you put something between your older duckling and the 2 younger ones where they can see each other but not get hurt. usually after about a week or less of doing this they get use to one another and merge. You could even try after a few days to let them be together and give some treats to keep them busy [all the time they are together you are there] meal worms makes for yummy treats that will keep their attention off each other. {Be sure anytime giving treats other than their crumble that they have some chick grit they can use to help grind up their treats. Separate bowl from feed.


Edited by Miss Lydia - 3/12/16 at 12:08pm

 Western N.C ~ 17 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 8 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

The Son of God became a man to enable men to become sons of God ~C.S.Lewis~

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 Western N.C ~ 17 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 8 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

The Son of God became a man to enable men to become sons of God ~C.S.Lewis~

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