Thoughts?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by ducksanddog, Nov 6, 2016.

  1. ducksanddog

    ducksanddog Out Of The Brooder

    23
    2
    34
    Jul 7, 2016
    Maine
    Here is Lucy. She is a crested living with 3 other girls. Any thoughts on what kind of treatment she should get? This started happening less than a week ago. There is no fighting between the 4 girls. I think this is happening when they have their moody female moments in the pool. She is not sick or injured in any other way.

    [​IMG]
     
  2. Bills vs Beaks

    Bills vs Beaks Overrun With Chickens

    2,384
    3,733
    301
    Aug 31, 2016
    NJ USA
    Do the girls mount each other in the pool?

    I have heard this is very bad for crested ducks
    I would just keep her separate until someone more knowledgeable replies
     
  3. ducksanddog

    ducksanddog Out Of The Brooder

    23
    2
    34
    Jul 7, 2016
    Maine
    Yes. Usually only with fresh pool water. However I'm not there all day to watch.
     
  4. Bills vs Beaks

    Bills vs Beaks Overrun With Chickens

    2,384
    3,733
    301
    Aug 31, 2016
    NJ USA
    Ducks go wacko with clean water... I've just heard that mating is very hard for cresteds because their whole crest can be torn off.
     
  5. ducksanddog

    ducksanddog Out Of The Brooder

    23
    2
    34
    Jul 7, 2016
    Maine
    Ya they do. They all grab each other, generally on the neck more so than her crest. My schedule this past week was super crazy & their routine was messed up a little. I put some Blu-Kote on it hoping to keep the others away.
     
  6. Bills vs Beaks

    Bills vs Beaks Overrun With Chickens

    2,384
    3,733
    301
    Aug 31, 2016
    NJ USA
    yesterday my girls were acting crazy and tried to stack three up[​IMG]
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by