- Jun 16, 2019
I have 1 drake, 4 female ducks and 6 hens. All pretty much raised together. My drake has always been such a good boy until this spring when his hormones went nuts. Yesterday he got my favorite chicken and did damage to her vent. She was bleeding and leaking poop. I literally cried over the chicken. I washed with water and peroxide and then used antibiotic cream. I kept her in my bathtub last night. She seems a bit better today. I gave my drake away today, cried again, he was my first duck. I brought my chicken back out to the run today and she seemed better but far from recovered. I just went out to check on her and she isn’t roosting with the others. She’s by herself. Her backend is really filthy and poopy and I don’t know how I can possibly keep it clean. I’m open to advice. What are the chances she is going to make it? I feel so sad and guilty that I let this happen, and also so sad that I had to get rid of my drake. I’m pretty attached to my birds. Anyone else have this happen and what was the end result?