Broody Muscovy Duck attacking older Duck - How do I stop it

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by OldMacDonalds, Dec 20, 2016.

  1. OldMacDonalds

    OldMacDonalds Just Hatched

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    Hi Everyone

    One of my Muscovy ducks (Piklet) has gone very broody, when she leaves her nest she stomps around the chicken coop like a thunder cloud and picks on all my girls (Chickens and Ducks) but whenever she see's Nana, my old Muscovy duck she makes a beeline straight for her, she hunkers down low, fluffs up her feathers and waddles straight for her, once she gets to her she beats her up sooo badly. My step daughter felt so sorry for Nana that she made her a special spot in the back yard so she doesn't have to go into the coop.

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    But this morning I found Piklet on top of Nanna, giving her a hard time, I managed to pull her off Nanna and she looked so battered, bruised and bloody. She has marks all over her face, both wings are bloody and her skin is torn on her feet. [​IMG]

    I managed to catch her, treat her wounds and put her in my veggie patch in a dark shady spot with some water and feed but I want to know how I can stop Piklet from being such a cranky pants. Piklet isn't laying but she's made a nest and my chickens lay in it so she sits on them. I confiscate the eggs every morning and I've tried changing the bedding daily so she has to re-make her nest but that doesn't seem to be working.

    Any ideas or suggestions are welcome.

    Thanks
    Shell
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    She is hormonal as heck right now and will remain aggressive until her broodiness breaks. Since she is not incubating eggs, I would take her and lock her in a secure pen for several weeks.
     
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  3. OldMacDonalds

    OldMacDonalds Just Hatched

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    Thanks so much, I'll try doing that. [​IMG]
     

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