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Discussion in 'Ducks' started by NYGirl89, Aug 24, 2011.

  1. NYGirl89

    NYGirl89 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 3 Muscovy ducks. 2 of them are ganging up the bigger 1. They were making the wing feathers bleed. Now she doesn't have any feathers under her wing.. Is this a normal? I seperated them for 2 days, today being the 3rd, i put them back together in our big yard and all seemed well until i went out to put them back in their tinier yard/pen.

    I'm considering getting rid of her, it breaks my heart to do so. But i don't want to see her get picked on [​IMG]
     
  2. kkattt

    kkattt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old are they? Male or females? If it is two males and one female-- they are competing for love! Separate them!
     
  3. NYGirl89

    NYGirl89 Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:I believe their a couple months old. Not sure if their female or male.. I have a feeling all females..
     
  4. jdywntr

    jdywntr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, age will help.
     
  5. NYGirl89

    NYGirl89 Out Of The Brooder

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    Their still getting their adult feathers. When i got them 3 weeks ago, they were tiny and baldish

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    3 weeks ago..

    I'm guessing their 3-4 months old
     
  6. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Separate them until the pin/blood feathrs have matured. It's a bad habit that they have started, and now they have a taste for blood. Added protein in their diet may help with this problem.
     
  7. FarmrGirl

    FarmrGirl MooseMistress

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    Quote:get some no-pick lotion (http://www.roosterboosterproducts.com/product/50910). Muscovy are notorious for this... they don't do it to be mean usually. Mine will do it because the particular feathers look interesting, then there's blood and that's really interesting. I use this stuff and it works like a charm.
     

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