I have kept chickens for a while now but am relatively new to keeping ducks.
I had a problem with a female call duck with an infected eye and the vet said it could be anything and gave me antibiotic drops. So far they are not helping.
I have been watching to see why she looks a little under the weather and think I have the reason.
My other femal call ducks are sitting on nests under the duck house. She is the only female wandering around and the males will not leave her alone.
This morning I have removed her and put her in a separate pen to recover, she has feathers missing from the top back of her head and she was bleeding and her feathers on her back looked a mess.
She is fine in there for a few days but I know she will want to be back with the other ducks and also the pen she is in does not have a pond and is very small so I cannot keep her in there indefinately.
Will the males calm down and leave her alone shortly?
The ducklings are due to hatch shortly so the other mother ducks will be out and about but I am afraid she will still suffer too much attention from my two over amorous males.
I only have one pond so cannot keep her separate forever.
Any advice would be appreicated please.