My chickens keep pecking my duck until he bleeds

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by vllang, Nov 25, 2008.

  1. vllang

    vllang Out Of The Brooder

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    When I got my chickens I got 2 baby ducks, one died the other lived and lived well with the chickens until they graduated outside. They are in a large coop with a large run but the chickens are alway pecking at the ducks wings until they bleed. I take him in the house and put him in a pen until he recovers and then put him out there again. Is there a way I can stop them from hurting the duck? I am ready to give the duck away just to save his life.
     
  2. Fudgie

    Fudgie Hatching Queen - Got Fudge?

    They are probably pecking at the red on his wings as they come in. The only way is to separate him but that is bad because he will be lonely. Where are you located, if you were close, I would take him to put with my lone new baby ducky(I say new but she is like 2 months old). [​IMG]
     
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  3. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    He needs a duck friend and a pen of his own. I do not advocate mixing of fowl in the same pens for these types of issues. Also when your drake comes into mating season he will mate your hens and ducks are ruthless in what they do with females.
     
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  4. Fudgie

    Fudgie Hatching Queen - Got Fudge?

    Good point MissPrissy!!! Yes they are ruthless on the poor chickies. That is why ours no longer get to stay with each other. Our Pekin adults are the worst!!!!

    So vllang, what kind of duckie do you have and did you say he was male.
     
  5. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    Another good reason for not housing chickens & ducks together.
     
  6. Bantamboys

    Bantamboys Out Of The Brooder

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    My duck gets pecked on by my eight chickens, I will not say by all eight. However when his sibling got eaten he wants friends. I have a separate pen, but is just a fence between them. I let them hang out and then put them in their separate beddings.

    That's seems to be fine. Animals are animals.
     
  7. Chilly Lizard

    Chilly Lizard Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is very helpful, as we had a duck/hen pecking incident. Thank you!
     

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