not sure where to post but ducks are attacking rooster all day

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by prov31gal, Oct 19, 2010.

  1. prov31gal

    prov31gal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    we have a silver laced cochin roo who ha s always gotten along with all the other birds including our brahma roo and our ancona duck pair. the last few days the ducks have specifically targeted him, they chase himm, bite him, corner him and attack him, they somtimes will not allow him out of the chicken house and they are ripping mouthfuls of feathers out of him. its awful! hes just staying in the house on the highest perch so they wont get him. im afraid hell starve, they wont let him eat. ive never in all my years seen anything like it. they share an enclosure, and ive known ducks and chickens getting along very well for years. they dont bother any other chooks , i dont know whats going on.
     
  2. prov31gal

    prov31gal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    no one has any experience with this?
     
  3. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

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    I have had a Muscovy drake attack a rooster before, the rooster fought back but the drake was a lot bigger and started hurting the rooster badly. The drake tasted pretty good after that!
     
  4. prov31gal

    prov31gal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    uuuuggghhggghhh.......thats what im afraid of. its just relentless abuse by the ducks ..... my poor rooster. do you think there is anything i can do? or is it just a case of nasty ducks.
     
  5. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

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    If you want you might be able to try putting the rooster in a large cage by himself so the ducks cant get him but they can interact with each other.
     
  6. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    When ducks decide to make war, they make war. Seperate pens are needed.
     

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