New chicken and duckling Additions to the flock and exciting Ducks are attacking!!

May 25, 2020
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Marysville Washington State
Hey guy and gals...
I have two new 3 month old chickens who are outside full time now and 4 duckings at 4 weeks in the shed but free roam daily.

We have a separate area for the adult ducks and chickens but the adult chickens jump over all the time into the other part of the yard... they aren't the issue though they leave the ducks alone but pick on the chickens every so offten.

My two adult ducks (the parents of the 4 ducklings hatched in the incubator), mainly my drake "Dudley" always attacks the ducklings and the baby chickens tarring feathers out, do you have any advice on how to co mingle them better? they currently are separated by a fence so the ducklings and Dudley normally are face to face with each other.

i don't want to get ride of Dudley so i'm looking for advice ! Thanks
 

JNC

Songster
May 5, 2020
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Kendallville Indiana, US
I’m having the same problem too. I have two pekin ducks and they are both a month old. I got new ducklings recently and the bigger ducks always try to attack. I will try having them separated but make sure that they are able to see eachother so they can get to know eachother. You might have to keep them separated till your ducklings grow a bit bigger. But they could still get along at a young age but you never know. just make sure that they have time to look at the ducklings a few times a day so they can recognize that they are bigger than them. Once you think they get along you can put them together but watch closely because they can attack and hurt the ducklings seriously. You can always update me and tell me how it’s going!
 
May 25, 2020
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51
54
Marysville Washington State
I’m having the same problem too. I have two pekin ducks and they are both a month old. I got new ducklings recently and the bigger ducks always try to attack. I will try having them separated but make sure that they are able to see eachother so they can get to know eachother. You might have to keep them separated till your ducklings grow a bit bigger. But they could still get along at a young age but you never know. just make sure that they have time to look at the ducklings a few times a day so they can recognize that they are bigger than them. Once you think they get along you can put them together but watch closely because they can attack and hurt the ducklings seriously. You can always update me and tell me how it’s going!
Thank you! yea my fence is just made of chicken wire so they can see each other and are always beside each other so i wasn't expecting Dudley to hurt them... ill wait until they get bigger before i try again.

i hope yours work out too !
 

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