chickens picking at my duck...help?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickensioux, Feb 13, 2009.

  1. chickensioux

    chickensioux Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 2 ducks that live harmoniously with the chickens til 1 goes to lay. The hens peck her terribly until she gets off her nest. The chickens have plenty of nests for themselves. I don't want to seperate if I don't have to. Any suggestions on how to stop this.
     
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    chickensioux Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is my mike on?[​IMG]
     
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    FlewTheCoop Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey...sorry, I'm far from an expert, but do you think the duck would nest in an enclosed box with a round cut-out hole? It would give her more protection from the hens. I have no idea why they'd pick on her like that, except maybe some instinctual territorial thing. [​IMG] Good luck.
     
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    chickensioux Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks and that's a very good idea. I will renovate tomorrow and see if thats all I need to do. Thanks again.
     

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