duck pulling out my cjeckens feathers

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by lowmangirls, Jan 28, 2012.

  1. lowmangirls

    lowmangirls New Egg

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    I have a domestic duck living with 5 chickens (hens). Have had them since April of last year. For the past month or so the duck has been "going after" 3 of my chickens and it appears as though he is pulling feathers off their lower backside. Can see exposed skin now on 2 of them and getting concerned. They were living in harmony up until this point Has anyone had this problem or offer any solutions?
     
  2. lowmangirls

    lowmangirls New Egg

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    saw my typo-sorry- meant chickens!! not cjeckens!
     
  3. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    It's that time of year, when formerly mellow drakes become raving sex maniacs.

    For the health and lives of your chickens, I would recommend he be kept separate, at least till breeding season passes.

    His equipment will harm - possibly fatally - the chickens. They were not built for that.
     

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