Help duckling turned aggressive to other ducklings

sandracollins

Chirping
9 Years
Sep 5, 2010
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dublin ireland
Hi just wondering have you any ideas what to do with my 4 week old duckling,I have 9 4 week olds and up until yesterday they were fine together.I moved them into a big run with a paddling pool ,the run is about 12 feet by 8 feet so its about 5 times bigger than where they were.One of the ducklings has become really aggressive to all of the other ducklings he runs at them and bites their wings and they squeal and if they get into the pool he chases them out,any ideas,thanks Sandra
 

Denninmi

Songster
10 Years
Jul 26, 2009
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Yes, they're reaching the age where they are establishing the order of dominance, and he/she wants to be the leader of the flock.

Just let them work it out for themselves. There is very little you can do to change any of it, anyway. The only time you should intervene is if someone is getting hurt -- under those circumstances, you may need to separate for a while and then carefully reintroduce.
 

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