- Mar 27, 2014
We have 6 ducks of varying ages, 12 silkie bantams, and 10 chickens that I don't know what they are. I'm not quite sure how old they all are because we purchased them from tractor supply at different times. We got two of the ducks at the same time as the 10 chickens and raised them all in the same pen. About a week or so after we got the 12 silkies and raised them separate from the others because they were so small. After a while their old pen was getting cramped so we moved them all into a huge pen with two coops. They seemed fine at first and they didn't mind each other. Yesterday I went out to feed them and noticed the largest duck, a male, kept grabbing different silkies wings and shaking them. He doesn't bother my other chickens or the tiny baby ducks. He only goes after the bantams. Even the other chickens and ducks don't bother the bantams. What should I do? I'd be willing to separate the bantams and ducks but I'd rather not. Is there anything else I can do? Any help is appreciated. Thank you for your time.