Help, duck plucking chickens feathers .

Discussion in 'Chickenstocks, Shows, Meet-Ups' started by Olivers poultry, Aug 17, 2016.

  1. Olivers poultry

    Olivers poultry Just Hatched

    I have a 8 1/2 month old magpie duck and he is grabbing the chickens , which is plucking feathers, and trying to breed with them. i dont want to get rid of him so what can i do to stop him, also how can i help the feathers grow back?
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Ducks have penises - roosters do not. A drake breeding your hens can physically injure/kill them. If you are intent on keeping him, provide him a separate pen and get him some duck hens.
  3. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

    Nov 30, 2014
    Middle Tennessee

    Separate him before he permanently damages your hens...
  4. Olivers poultry

    Olivers poultry Just Hatched

    Thankyou , I will definitely separate him , and try to get him some ducks!

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