We had a small flock of two chickens and three ducks. Night before last a weasel got in and killed three, so now we are down to one of each. Our sweet duck has a neck strain, and both seem depressed. We're all pretty sad about it.
I am wondering what we can do to help her neck heal, and am concerned about their loneliness moving forward. I know chickens can be harsh with pecking order, so its not necesarily easy to introduce adult birds. Are ducks generally accepting of new birds? They are almost a year old.
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Liz, I've added your post to the 'predators' forum to help get you an answer.
I see it's been awhile since you posted though...any updates?
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