My male duck keeps attacking my bantams! What should I do?

c0rruptdreamer

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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.
 

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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.
You need to separate no only to keep your drake who is acting on hormones right now from injuring one or killing one but drakes without many ducks to keep him happy will even try and do mate with chickens which is usually a killer for the hen.
I'd keep the ducks separate till fall and try again once breeding season is over he'll settle down. My ducks/chickens and geese have a very large acrage to be in during the day but still see some feather pulling. I'd never house my 3 breeds in the same house though.
 
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