I Could Use some Expert Advice Here!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Duckduck24, Aug 23, 2018.

  1. Duckduck24

    Duckduck24 Hatching

    Aug 23, 2018
    I have 4 ducks in my coop, one male and three females that are about 4 months old, and have been together since their hatching. I recently introduced them to 15 of my Road Island Hens and one Road Island rooster. I have two coops, one for the chickens, one for the ducks where I keep them at night, after 2 days of being together, with water and food, I started to hear some commotion out back. I went out and saw a female duck that was wet and had a bit of feathers missing, but no blood. I thought it was the chickens, so I separated them. I herd more violent duck quacks, and I saw that one of my female ducks started harassing another female duck. She seems to be taking feathers from her neck and sitting on top of her like she is mating:idunnoI don't know if she is protecting her male or what so please HELP!!:fl
  2. Soon2BChixMom

    Soon2BChixMom Herding ducks and Wrangling chickens

    Jan 8, 2017
    Female ducks will do that to other female ducks. Are you sure you have only 1 drake? Also, if drakes try to mate a chicken it will not be a good outcome for the chicken. So, you might want to keep an eye on that as well.
    chickens really likes this.

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