Rhode Island Red Rooster trying to mate my Ancona Duck

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by oopsadaisys, Nov 12, 2013.

  1. oopsadaisys

    oopsadaisys New Egg

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    I have a RIR Rooster that is trying to mate with one of my female Ancona Ducks. He always picks on the one, and is tearing up her head. She has a raw line of missing feathers from the top of her head down her neck about 6 inches. How do I get him to stop? She tries to run from him and generally avoids him, but she is not as fast as he is. I chase him away from her whenever I catch him running after her, but I can't spend the whole day babysitting (or duck sitting).
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    The only solution is to separate them or get rid of either the rooster or the duck.
     

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