depressed duck

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by larcie, Jan 17, 2015.

  1. larcie

    larcie In the Brooder

    Aug 16, 2014
    Derby England
    I have a drake, he was raised with chickens and has always until now lived with them. I decided to separate him and house him with three female campbells I've been given. He can see the chickens in thair pen from his pen and will stand in one spot all day just watching the chickens. Will this behaviour stop?
    The poor chap obviously thinks he's a chicken and I can't put him back with them because he injured one trying to mate with them.
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2015
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners

    Jan 3, 2010
    Southern New England
    Sounds like he needs some TLC, some time, some treats. I would actually talk to him about it. I feel that the act of talking to them lets them know you are paying attention to them and sometimes it helps.

    Perhaps when hormones start running high he will become interested in the duckies.

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