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Every duckhouse has a pecking order which is established early on and then again if a new duck is introduced to the flock. This ritual can be quite vicious but they will very quickly settle down. You should not interfere unless one duck is being denied food or water. If this does happen, put out an extra food and water supply away from the primary source.

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Kim, 28 May 2020

What is the best way to stop a duck egg from developing? We would like to just have them to eat.


Mary, 24 May 2020

My duck has foxtail stickers in her nose. Yikes, can't get them all out. What can do? Worry about punctures inside her nose. A healing regime?


Alexandra, 6 February 2019

Can anyone tell me whether ducks are more or less destructive to the garden compared with chickens. My hens ruined my garden and ate every single blade of grass, do ducks do this as well. I’m seriously considering getting a pair of ducks but I just want to know what I’m letting myself in for haha


Aaron, 2 February 2019

This was a really intresting read, I thought I knew about ducks until I stumbled across this helpful article. Ducks are wonderful creatures and should apricatied more!!


Gilbert, 22 February 2014

Drakes can injure hens if they decide to mate with them. Make sure the drake has enough ducks to satisfy him, 4 to 6. I have had to separate my hens from the ducks (1 drake, 1 duck, not enough females!

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