- Aug 9, 2020
That's interesting. So I ended up catching Pappy drake and putting him back in the little shared fence line pen that I had him in last week. I am thinking of giving him a few more days in there while they, yes they do, squabble at the fence. It's cold and very windy today and it was easier for me this way. This will hopefully help the old ladies recover for round 2I don't know what it is about Welsh harlequin, but drakes seem to want to go after them and they get picked on more than others. I have had it in my flock and read about it in others. Eventually the drake and her should work things out. But until they do, it will not be fun for her at all. I am not sure how true it is with ducks compared to other animals, but often with pecking order, if you stop it from being established, they have to start establishing it all over again. But I totally get needing to protect your older gal. You might want to have them share a fence line. That way they can squabble at the fence line with no consequences.
Depending on how long they are separated from the flock, can affect the flock. I was treating my pekin for bumblefoot for a couple months. Her pen was in the area with the other ducks, but she is no longer the top female.