Just wondering....

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by duckenmama6, May 5, 2017.

  1. duckenmama6

    duckenmama6 New Egg

    May 5, 2017
    I have raised plenty of chickens, but have recently ventured into the word of ducks. I am currently raising Mohawk (Polish Buff Laced), Cinnamon (Blue Laced Red Brahma), Miss Waddlesworth (Rouen duck), Opal (Jumbo Pekin duck), Pearl (Jumbo Pekin duck), Esmerelda (Cayuga duck), Evangeline (Cayuga duck), & Duchess (Khaki Campbell duck). All of my birds are females.

    My two Cayuga's, and my Khaki Campbell are six weeks old. They are currently being raised inside until all the feathers have grown in (it's still to chilly to put them in with the outside flock). They have been getting along fine up until a few days ago. Duchess, the KC, has started pulling the feathers of the larger Cayuga. She has even started pulling the wings and biting. It's always the same duck.

    The question being; Is this a common occurrence? Any one else experience this? Should I separate them? Any suggestions or comments are greatly appreciated!
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Sorry I don't know much about ducks. Your questions would best be answered if you post on the "Duck thread." Baby chicks are always pecking at each other as well - sometimes because they are too crowded and bored. Hopefully once they are outside and have new things to explore, they abandon some of their bad behaviors.
  3. duckenmama6

    duckenmama6 New Egg

    May 5, 2017
    Thank you!
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
  5. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under duckenmama6 [​IMG] Welcome!

    As you have already received links to some good starting points, I will just wish you all the best.

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    If you would like to share pictures and stories of your flock, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out [​IMG]

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