Female ducks fighting- HELP!

alohamoa

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Dec 8, 2015
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Hi everybody, I have five female ducks (2 Ancona and 3 Pekin) and ten hens who all live together. The Pekins were raised by me from three days old and have always gotten along. They are about two years old. Recently two of the pekins have started fighting and it’s become really awful. They literally fight all day long! I separated one pekin and locked it in a dog crate and as soon as I take it out peace returns to the flock. When I let her out the fighting begins again to the point of missing feathers and raw spots. They clearly can no longer stay together but I’m wondering if anyone has an explanation for this? This is a recent problem, they always got along before. My flock has a fenced in area of about a 1/4 acre. I’m also wondering if I can take out the problem duck and put it in a new fenced area with maybe one other chicken? Or will it be lonely? Thanks so much for your help!
 

alohamoa

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7 Years
Dec 8, 2015
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Yes ok. She only picks on her sister duck. Now off to building another fence
 

Miss Lydia

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You maybe able to spilt the sisters up with equal number of other ducks if they don't pick on them. My Muscovy's have a go at each other at times but thankfully it doesn't last long unless one is broody then I will sometimes have to give the broody time out away from everyone over night.
 

stevenz59

Chirping
7 Years
Mar 24, 2015
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I have the same exact problem. Two females two males they all got along perfectly for 8 years now for the last month the two hands are literally trying to kill each other. Even separated they go over to the fence and try to attack each other through the fence all day. I think my only option might be too rehome one of the females
 

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