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Female ducklings fighting

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by KCsmiling, May 24, 2016.

  1. KCsmiling

    KCsmiling New Egg

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    Hello!
    Only one of our indian runner ducks hatched, so after 10 days of it being alone we purchased a 3 week old Indian Runner and added him in with the current, younger duckling. The younger duckling is very aggressive and pecks at the old, bigger ducklings eyes. What can I do so that they can live together?
    We also purchased 2 chicks. THe younger duckling is aggressive with them too. So I separated them out. Any suggestions?
     
  2. DuckGirl77

    DuckGirl77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The ducklings will eventually get used to each other. When I introduced my ducklings, I let them play together in the bathtub or in a large space so they could get away from each other. A little bickering is normal. I don't know anything about putting chicks and ducklings together.
     
  3. KCsmiling

    KCsmiling New Egg

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    Thanks so much for the information! Very helpful!
     
  4. DuckGirl77

    DuckGirl77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No problem. I hope yours start getting along![​IMG]
     
  5. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    If it's more than just a little poking, you might divide the brooder with temporary fence so they can see each other but not hurt each other. Eyes can get infected if injured, so keep watch - sometimes we have to protect them from themselves.
     
  6. backyard2104621

    backyard2104621 Out Of The Brooder

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    How are your ducklings now? are they get along ok now?
     

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