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Bullied duck?

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Thread Starter 
Well, I have 3 girls,and most of the time they stick together.
Sometimes,the smallest,goes off on her own.
I have to lift her up at night,to put her to bed,she's tame,and allows me to lift her gently. Could she be bullied,or just independent? They are all laying
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After struggling to integrate my  new ducklings into an existing  broody flock I can comment on signs of bullying.

 

If you see plucked spots on back, neck/shoulders or wing edges  then she may be bullied.

 

If you see plucked spots on chest  you may be seeing signs that a clock mate is trying to "gently"  show/teach the hen something.

 

I have a few independent hens in my original flock. Most of the time they're all together but if one is thirsty or wants to swim or go luck for bugs in the leaf litter she'll go by herself to do that thing and keep doing that thing until the others join her or she decides to rejoin the others.

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There are no signs of plucked feathers,that I can see. She is white,so I think I would notice any marks. Thanks for the reply 😊
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