My female pekin, Will Kill and EAT

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Swbuda, Jun 5, 2011.

  1. Swbuda

    Swbuda Out Of The Brooder

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    baby chicks given the chance.. Why does she do this?? [​IMG] Makes me very ANGRY!
     
  2. NYRIR

    NYRIR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow...that's a first for me...hope someone can help you more on this subject. Sorry to hear she does that. [​IMG]
     
  3. Our chickens hunted down shrews and frogs . . . I think ducks just eat what is available. They don't know the chickies are special. We had bantam chicken hens that would attack, mutilate and kill chicks from other hens. The chickies were probably too little to get away from the duck . I'm so sorry -- that must have been so upsetting!
     
  4. Keene's coop

    Keene's coop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my grandparents have the same problem but with their male muscovy. if any of the babies try to snuggle with him he will kill. so when the babies start hatching, they have to seperate him from mom
     
  5. desertdarlene

    desertdarlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sometimes ducks will do that being omnivores. I would definitely keep the chicks away from the ducks just in case.
     

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