Ducklings fighting

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by duckies4ever, Sep 7, 2016.

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    duckies4ever Out Of The Brooder

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    Need help I have a duckling who is being by other ducklings they have been pecking and pulling out feathers now the duckling won't eat or drink what should I do
     
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    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Are they all the same age and size? How many are there and how much room do they have? Do they have food with water 24/7?

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    duckies4ever Out Of The Brooder

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    They are the same age 8 weeks old it's a little smaller than the one that's pecking it and there's only three ducklings yes they have good and water and enough room
     
  5. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    So, I would separate either the one getting picked on, or the one doing the picking if it's just the one.

    Use something like a plastic poultry fence divider, so they can still be right near each other, see each other, but the little one is safe. It may just be a phase.

    What's the brooder temperature? Breed?
     
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    duckies4ever Out Of The Brooder

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    It's a cage my husband built it has plentof ventilation the breed is a khaki mallard hybrids they came from a mother that is a khaki Campbell and the father is a mallard
     

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