Mom and dad fighting?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Goat_Walker, Oct 22, 2008.

  1. Goat_Walker

    Goat_Walker I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady

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    My broody hen is sitting on her second clutch of eggs, and when she gets off the nest the "father" of the eggs comes over and grabs her by the breast, she does the same in turn, fighting each other! I have currently split my pen in two, mama and duckling ( i have a month old duckling from her first clutch) on one side and the two drakes on the other side

    Any advice? Is this normal?
     
  2. poultrykeeper08

    poultrykeeper08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the only thing i can think of is he wants to breed her ?
    Maybe seperate them
    Good luck .
     
  3. Goat_Walker

    Goat_Walker I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady

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    I have them separated.
    And I dont think that is it, im thinking it is more towards hierarchy.
    When he wants to breed her, he is a lot kinder
     

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