Ducks attacking my hen!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Saerie, Jan 20, 2014.

  1. Saerie

    Saerie In the Brooder

    Jan 20, 2014
    I have two ducks and an entire coop full of hens. These two ducks keep on ganging up on one of my little birds, a Rhode island red named Rossetta. They chase her around the coop, pulling her feathers out. I've tried separating them and then slowly introducing them back in, and chasing the ducks off when they start attacking. Nothing I do seems to stop them. I would really rather not have to keep the ducks and chickens separated full time.
    Anyone have ideas on how to stop the bullying?

  2. Sarah24

    Sarah24 In the Brooder

    Jan 19, 2014
    I don't know how to stop the bullying unfortunately. I had the same problem with my drakes picking on my ISA brown hen. They ended up breaking her leg. I would either find them a good home or have a completely separate house for them. I ended up having to rehome my drakes. It's hard because I raised them as ducklings but they can do serious damage to hens and I'm not sure how you can get them to stop. Hope this helps!

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