Mean duck

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by myday502, May 18, 2010.

  1. myday502

    myday502 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a question about our mean duck [​IMG] I think he is a drake since he lets out a loud whistle every once in awhile but he is constantly pulling the feathers out of the others and eating them. At this moment I have him in a separate box but this won't last for long..... They run from him. He walks on them and just is a bully. What can I do to correct this or any suggestions. They are about 4 1/2 weeks old. Thank you. [​IMG]
     
  2. L0rraine

    L0rraine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Boy, I'm out of my league on this one, but I think I've heard posters suggest some sort of dietary deficiency (and sometimes that they are just mean and should be culled - though that would be sooooooo hard for me to do).
     
  3. bonzak

    bonzak Out Of The Brooder

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    I have same problem with one call duckling. Have hatched out alot of Muscovy's and never had a mean one. "Grumpy" as we call him/her is 8 wks old and is constantly pecking at siblings . He is much happier out in the pasture by himself. I've considered putting him in with the older ducks and maybe they would teach him some manners. Maybe someone has an answer.
     

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