Chicken saddles???

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by DUCKGIRL89, Aug 12, 2011.

  1. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was thinking anout getting two chicken saddles for my two female ducks. I have 4 males and 2 girls and they just staryed breeding and im afraid that the guys are going to make their poor backs bare. But I dont know if they work for ducks? I reallycould use the help thanks
    Before theu get beat up too much please!
     
  2. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    has anyone ever put these on ducks?
     
  3. RHRanch

    RHRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have never seen the bare back problem in ducks - I think it would only happen if there were lots of males and few females.
     
  4. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh it sure does happen with them, just as bad or worse as chickens.
     
  5. RHRanch

    RHRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Thats odd - I have never had that in any of my ducks and I have kept calls, muscovies, runners, pekins, Campbells and many others. How prevelent has this problem been for you, and how are your birds housed? Is it as I suspect, more likely when there are lots of males?
     
  6. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have seen pics on google of bare backed ducks. and no this never happend to me but im worried it will.
     
  7. Niss

    Niss Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had it happen once, long ago we had 2 girls, and when a drake was added the top gal refussed to submit and he pulled all her back and wing featers out.
     

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