Me again. Help

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Nanettr, Nov 11, 2019.

  1. Nanettr

    Nanettr Chirping

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    Long story but going to try to condense. I bought a house that came w 3 ducks (one male Peking one female Peking - who have been together all their lives - about 4years - and a male Khaki Campbell which appeared at the house / pond about a year ago - he might be 2 years old) They were getting along okay for the most part until 2 male mallards showed up a month ago. The whole dynamic is off and it is getting aggressive. The 2 mallards are young and staying out of it. The two males started fighting a first then the female got in on the action. It is getting progressively worse. Now the male Peking has an injured eye (going to the vet tomorrow) and is not being allowed to come inside the fence. The female has feathers being plucked out of its neck by the Khaki. The female however is the most aggressive right now. She and the khaki fight all the time. She is holding him down by his neck, they constantly peck and go beck to be /chest to chest. I found a rescue that will take the 2 mallards and the khaki however they can’t find a volunteer to come get them (they are not in my area) So in the meantime, what do I do??? I live in a subdivision in the city with a strict hoa so I am limited in what I am allowed to do as far as housing / fencing etc. Is it normal for a female to be that aggressive? Is she trying to protect the male Peking that’s injured? What should I do? I know there are too many males
     
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  3. Alaskan

    Alaskan The Frosted Flake

    I would put them all into segregated areas... yes I know you can't put up more fencing, so I would put them into individual dog kennels, and rotate who gets free time.
     
  4. Nanettr

    Nanettr Chirping

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    Should I put the female and male Peking’s together that have lived together all their lives? Or separate each of them? I could put a couple on my screened porch .... have put all 3 there during hurricanes (when they were getting along)
     
  5. Alaskan

    Alaskan The Frosted Flake

    Since the one is injured... I would have all separate now until all are fully healed.

    If they can see each other (at least the ones that like each other) that should help them calm down and feel secure.
     
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  7. Nanettr

    Nanettr Chirping

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    I took the male to the vet today. I have to keep him separated for 2 weeks while I give him meds for his eye and see if I can get him healthy again. The female Peking is with him right now so I can see how that works (they have been together all of their lives) I have the khaki Campbell and mallards free ranging but can come into the fenced area if they want..... Earlier the Khaki came in and started fighting through the screen with the female Peking. I am hoping the separation for a few days will calm everyone down. Thanks for checking.
     

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