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Pecking

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by duckking, Sep 5, 2010.

  1. duckking

    duckking Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My 3 day old mallard duck Price was very sad being alone so we got her a friend:D. we got her a 3 day old rouen (we don't know what sex). they get along very well:thumbsup except price keeps pecking at soap (the rouen). we think its because soap has a niacin deficiency. Does anyone know another reason price is always pecking at soap:confused:.
     
  2. duckluv

    duckluv Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 20, 2010
    Ohio
    Maybe establishing the pecking order?
     
  3. katharinad

    katharinad Overrun with chickens

    This may be to establish who is in charge. It will stop eventually. Birds tend to pick on those birds that don't appear to be normal. In your case I think Prince is only showing who is boss. Its normal.
     
  4. jrobertson

    jrobertson Robertson's Rare Poultry

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    i have seen several occasions where young waterfowl will preen one individual over and over and in a cage with several, it can be a problem. they will usually nibble at the back of the victim to the point of bring blood.i would seperate them if it doesn't stop after a few days.
     
  5. duckking

    duckking Chillin' With My Peeps

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    we don't want to seperate them because the like each other. When they sleep they booth snuggle up together.[​IMG]
     
  6. Snakeman

    Snakeman Out Of The Brooder

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    I've brooded several ducks in the last year and a half and there are always the ones that peck a little. If nobody is actually getting hurt, I wouldn't worry about it.
     

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