My drake duck is chasing one of my chickens, what do I do?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Welsh Ducky, Sep 6, 2016.

  1. Welsh Ducky

    Welsh Ducky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My duck is chasing one of my chickens and is grabbing her neck feathers (hasn't pulled any out) and I don't want to get rid of my duck, what do I do??
     
  2. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Flock Master Premium Member

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    I would strongly suggest separating the duck from your chickens before he hurts them. It sounds like he's trying to mate, and that could injure your chicken.
     
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Ditto Dat^^^
     
  4. Welsh Ducky

    Welsh Ducky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Bobbi-j :) oh I forgot to mention my chickens and ducks are free rang but they have a coop to go in at night.
     
  5. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Flock Master Premium Member

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    That may need to change if you don't want your duck injuring your chicken.
     
  6. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Flock Master

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    Agreed with BJ. An amorous drake can easily kill a hen. Their anatomy is NOT compatible!
     
  7. aart

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  8. Peeps61

    Peeps61 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, Aart has given good advice. You may have to make a separate coop/run for your drake and free range them on alternate days to keep them separate. Drakes love female chickens just like female ducks! But, they aren't compatible and he'll hurt or kill her.
     
  9. Welsh Ducky

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    Ok, thank you every body!! :D
     
  10. Welsh Ducky

    Welsh Ducky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What if I got a female duck? Would that stop my duck from trying mate with my chicken??
    :/
     

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