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

    Oct 15, 2013
    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

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    The only solution is to separate them or get rid of either the rooster or the duck.

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