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Not a nice welcome

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I have 2 mallards, 3 rouens which are almost 2 months old. Four days ago I adopted 3 two week old Cayuga ducklings. I have divided brooder box but all the juveniles are still pecking away at the babies every chance they get. The babies just want to be close to the flock and scream at the top of their little lungs until they are in site. Will this ever end? ( this is my first experience with ducks by the way )
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:hugs

 

Breathe.

 

It will get sorted out, and you will learn a bunch about managing introducktions.

 

I would make every effort to set it up so that there is a divider fence - they can see each other, even sit next to each other, but on opposite sides of a fence (plastic poultry fence is really good for this).

 

As cute as they are, ducklings and ducks can harm and even kill littles.  Yet, if managed well (each flock is a little different), they can form a really good, healthy flock.

 

@AngelHannold


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