Ducks mugging chickens HELP!!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by randytheeggman, Feb 1, 2009.

  1. randytheeggman

    randytheeggman Out Of The Brooder

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    I have had 7 chickens (no rooster) for about 2.5 years and 2 ducks for about one year. When I first introduced the ducks, the chickens used to pick on them. NOW, the ducks have turned real bossy. They old down a chicken and peck at its head, guard the door and won't let them out of the coop into the yard and when I get everyone out, the ducks heard the chickens into one corner or back into the coop.
    At first I figured sooner or later the hens would gang up on the ducks, but the little hitlers are making the hens lives miserable......has anyone experienced this....is there a reason or solution??
     
  2. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

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    Ducks can just be really, really aggressive. It's quite possible that you'll need to separate both species from each other.
     
  3. randytheeggman

    randytheeggman Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks......I was afraid of that...but I really enjoy the duck's personalities. I am guessing they are both males since they don't lay, maybe a lady duck to occupy thier attentions. I was thinking a rooster might keep them in line but I don't want any fertilized eggs
     
  4. SportTees

    SportTees Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have ducks and chickens - believe me they need to be separate. They Both will thank you
     

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