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How to stop chickens / duck fighting?

Post Wed Mar 10, 2010 11:33 pm

We have 2 Ducks, 2 Chickens (Rode Island Reds) for the last 2 years and just got 2 more Chickens (Coral Growers). The Ducks and the Chickens keep on fighting with the 2 new arrivals for the last 5 days! :shameonu:

Are there any solutions? We are almost at the point of considering fencing off the area to seperate Chickens and Ducks or whoever misbehaves?
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Re: How to stop chickens / duck fighting?

Post Thu Mar 11, 2010 6:49 am

Always best to introduce them slowly. Advice **here**.
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Re: How to stop chickens / duck fighting?

Post Thu Mar 11, 2010 11:01 am

It's not generally considered a good diea to mix chooks and ducks; ducks, especially drakes, can bully hens, and when drakes have their 'sap rising', they're not too discerning about what they try to have their way with!
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