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Female Duck Vent Biting

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by kimmyjay, Apr 10, 2016.

  1. kimmyjay

    kimmyjay Out Of The Brooder

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    After one of my Pekin female had been "mated" anther female from her group ran up and started biting at her vent.
    Has anyone seen this type of behavior before?
    I know this is prevalent in chickens but I can not seem to locate anything on ducks.
    I have been treating a few females for "prolapse" recently and now I think I know why.
     
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners

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    Whew. I don't have an explanation, but I have seen ducks poking at each other (not so much around the vent area) during "the act."
     

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