They hate them!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Robbo, Aug 31, 2013.

  1. Robbo

    Robbo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I cannot get our two hens to accept our two 4 week old ducks!

    Our other two ducks are taking to them fairly well... but the chickens, nope. When I open the little fencing between them the chickens turn into ninjas, jumping on them, ripping fluff/feathers out with their feet and pecking it out. Sending the babies into a screaming running panic.

    Our other two ducks will fly over the fencing through to visit, ect.

    Is there any tricks? Tips?
     
  2. Robbo

    Robbo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oooh, almost like clock work I should have waited to post this until later today!

    I just had this feeling today was the day so I completely cut down the fence and moved it. So the run is one run again. Everyone seems to be leaving the babies alone now. YAY!

    It has been a couple hours and the only thing that is happening is a little charging but once the babies move the chickens ignore them. Everyone is out laying down now and sleeping.

    YAY! I hope it stays this way.
     
  3. Robbo

    Robbo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Whelp two days of love has turned into a third day of attacking. Any moment they see the 4 weekers. I haven't blocked it off yet though (again) because the little ones have somewhere to hide the big ones can't get into.
     

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