Duck agression?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Henrybetta, Jun 14, 2018.

  1. Henrybetta

    Henrybetta Chirping

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    It has been up for 2 weeks now... I do have a lot of extra poultry netting I could use. Actually, part of the pen is the inside of an old greenhouse, I could probably give them that (no roof, so it's like a pen with walls.) And the chickens the fenced in part.

    Ticks are bad this year though so we are working on fencing off the "yard" part of the property with poultry netting so we can free range the birds... it's disspointing to learn that they may not be able to free range together.
     
  2. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    Nope...:lau
     
  3. PirateGirl

    PirateGirl Chicken Lover, Duck Therapist

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    Honestly I believe it has as much to do with the individual birds as anything else.
     
  4. harmonymw

    harmonymw Songster

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    Whoopsie I’ll have to severely edit myself.
     
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  5. PirateGirl

    PirateGirl Chicken Lover, Duck Therapist

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    Free range time together is more likely to work out than being fenced in a smaller area together! You still have a chance. Especially once breeding season passes. You can alternate who free ranges and who is fenced too, that way the flock that is stuck fenced gets the whole large fence enclosure.
     
  6. harmonymw

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    I agree that they would probably do much better free ranging together.
     
  7. 3bird

    3bird Songster

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    I mean can you blame them? Ducks are so clearly superior. To be housed side-by-side with chickens must insult their sensibilities. ;-)
     
  8. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    :yuckyuck
     
  9. harmonymw

    harmonymw Songster

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    Mine have never been penned abutters. Ducks have a separate enclosure and everyone gets let into the same area in the morning. That’s probably why. The flicks aren’t just staring at each other, you know? They’d probably be rude about that just like yours.
     
  10. Henrybetta

    Henrybetta Chirping

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    I think you're right. I was just checking on them, and they have quite an attitude! I will probably never look at them in the same way again... I will have to try and convince hubby to move their house to the greenhouse so they no longer have to look at each other all day and in the meantime I will add another layer of fencing.

    Really hopeful free ranging will work out, though.
     
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