Chicken breaks up duck fight!

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by MarieNC, Jan 7, 2012.

  1. MarieNC

    MarieNC Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 10, 2010
    I have 6 hens and 4 ducks in separate coops/runs. In fact the ducks are even separated into a drake/duck pair and two male Pekins b/c the Pekins try to mate with the duck and she objects! Sometimes I let them all mingle together if I'm cleaning out the coops but it doesn't take long for the boys to start fighting so I have to at least bring the female in the run with me. Today I had the chickens in the yard foraging as well when two of the drakes started to fight. One of my chickens, Cornelia Marie, just rushed right over and cuffed them both, breaking up the fight! Those drakes were very surprised! What you need to know about Cornelia Marie is that she has had two crop surgeries and routinely wears a birdie bra. So it was some sight when my chicken wearing the birdie bra rushes over to break up the duck fight. It was a new one on me!
  2. The Red Rooster

    The Red Rooster Poultry Observer

    I had an experience like that a couple days ago. Funny!
  3. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member

    May 11, 2010
    Attacked my a chicken wearing a bra! Oh, the horror! The degradation!
  4. Desirai

    Desirai Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 12, 2011
    That sounds like it was funny to watch!

    What is a birdie bra and why does she wear one?
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Usually, it's to support a pendulous crop, to help avoid future issues.

    My chickens used to break up the guinea fights. They even looked completely disgusted with those alien creatures, LOL.
  6. The Red Rooster

    The Red Rooster Poultry Observer

    Quote:LOL! They do look pretty alien. [​IMG]

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