Older ducks are fighting my younger ones.

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Soheritageland, May 19, 2012.

  1. Soheritageland

    Soheritageland Hatching

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    I have a set of 6.5 week old mallards and tryst putting my 4 week. Old with them today and all day the older one bite the younger ones and don't let them eat or drink. Any thoughts?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    The nature of chicken/duck society dictates that bigger birds pick on smaller/newer birds. Provide multiple feeders and waterers, enough space that the smaller ducks can get away from the larger, and monitor the situation. As long as no physical damage/bleeding is occurring let them work things out. Sadly enough this is very normal behavior.
     
  3. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners

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    I might put a temporary plastic poultry fence between them, and remove it when things simmer down.

    I would also give everyone treats at the same time.
     

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