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So long Sparta!

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Well,back in spring I got a duckling Pekin drake who is now a  big and beautiful duck.I already have  a drake named Sparta who started out as leader.Just today I notice something,Sparta was overthrown.Instead of him running Mr.Peepers off,Mr.Peepers was running him off,but of course a  second fight happened,and  Sparta still lost,he didn't use his wing flap while he was in the pond.But I don't suspect Mr.Peepers will be  on the  throne for long,those boys fight all the time.Sparta I don't think is gonna let it go.Mr.Peepers better enjoy it while he can.....

 

He isn't in the shape for this.Sparta runs Mr.Peepers mate off,and  Peepers does nothing about,but on the other hand,he is  a good alerter.Everyone is adapting to this new  pecking order.His times of being king have ended,so long Sparta!

I have a  few chickens.

2 barreds,named Falcon and Hawk

1 New Hampshire rooster named,Zeus

2 New Hampshire hens named,Vanillipe (One has no name)

1 silver laced Wyandotte named,Special girl

1 White Leghorn roosters named Foggy

3 black&red Sex links,(Black)angel,and one red is named little red,and the other one is Mrs.Prissy

And a few others that sadly,died

 

I have a 11 ducks.

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I have a  few chickens.

2 barreds,named Falcon and Hawk

1 New Hampshire rooster named,Zeus

2 New Hampshire hens named,Vanillipe (One has no name)

1 silver laced Wyandotte named,Special girl

1 White Leghorn roosters named Foggy

3 black&red Sex links,(Black)angel,and one red is named little red,and the other one is Mrs.Prissy

And a few others that sadly,died

 

I have a 11 ducks.

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post #2 of 9

That happens.

post #3 of 9
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Originally Posted by TheTwoRoos View Post
 

Well,back in spring I got a duckling Pekin drake who is now a  big and beautiful duck.I already have  a drake named Sparta who started out as leader.Just today I notice something,Sparta was overthrown.Instead of him running Mr.Peepers off,Mr.Peepers was running him off,but of course a  second fight happened,and  Sparta still lost,he didn't use his wing flap while he was in the pond.But I don't suspect Mr.Peepers will be  on the  throne for long,those boys fight all the time.Sparta I don't think is gonna let it go.Mr.Peepers better enjoy it while he can.....

 

He isn't in the shape for this.Sparta runs Mr.Peepers mate off,and  Peepers does nothing about,but on the other hand,he is  a good alerter.Everyone is adapting to this new  pecking order.His times of being king have ended,so long Sparta!

Mine is a drake and a gander, right now my gander is in charge and is king of the yard but as soon as my Muscovy drake gets back to his hormonal self in a few months my gander Sam will be over thrown and Opie will once again rule the property. Isn't flock dynamics interesting.  lol

 

I bet Sparta will try for a come back too.

 Western N.C ~ 17 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 8 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

The Son of God became a man to enable men to become sons of God ~C.S.Lewis~

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 Western N.C ~ 17 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 8 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

The Son of God became a man to enable men to become sons of God ~C.S.Lewis~

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Oh,it is crazy!They fight no matter how many time s they get hurt,it's like  a never ending cycle.I would much rather Sparta since taking care of  a flock isn't his first rodeo,but I guess regardless of whether he  takes Mr.Peeperes  by far,Peepers  will always lead the flock where he  thinks they should go.

I have a  few chickens.

2 barreds,named Falcon and Hawk

1 New Hampshire rooster named,Zeus

2 New Hampshire hens named,Vanillipe (One has no name)

1 silver laced Wyandotte named,Special girl

1 White Leghorn roosters named Foggy

3 black&red Sex links,(Black)angel,and one red is named little red,and the other one is Mrs.Prissy

And a few others that sadly,died

 

I have a 11 ducks.

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I have a  few chickens.

2 barreds,named Falcon and Hawk

1 New Hampshire rooster named,Zeus

2 New Hampshire hens named,Vanillipe (One has no name)

1 silver laced Wyandotte named,Special girl

1 White Leghorn roosters named Foggy

3 black&red Sex links,(Black)angel,and one red is named little red,and the other one is Mrs.Prissy

And a few others that sadly,died

 

I have a 11 ducks.

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What I thought was funny was one day up at the  pond,Mr.Peepers tried to fight Sparta,then Sparta brought out his wing water flapping technique and peepers got hit with those strong wings and  took off.Didn't expect that coming.

 

The  only reason Sparta is so hormonal I think is becuase the  hens are in heat and  the  other drake is a young teenager who all he cares about is mating.

I have a  few chickens.

2 barreds,named Falcon and Hawk

1 New Hampshire rooster named,Zeus

2 New Hampshire hens named,Vanillipe (One has no name)

1 silver laced Wyandotte named,Special girl

1 White Leghorn roosters named Foggy

3 black&red Sex links,(Black)angel,and one red is named little red,and the other one is Mrs.Prissy

And a few others that sadly,died

 

I have a 11 ducks.

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I have a  few chickens.

2 barreds,named Falcon and Hawk

1 New Hampshire rooster named,Zeus

2 New Hampshire hens named,Vanillipe (One has no name)

1 silver laced Wyandotte named,Special girl

1 White Leghorn roosters named Foggy

3 black&red Sex links,(Black)angel,and one red is named little red,and the other one is Mrs.Prissy

And a few others that sadly,died

 

I have a 11 ducks.

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Originally Posted by TheTwoRoos View Post
 

What I thought was funny was one day up at the  pond,Mr.Peepers tried to fight Sparta,then Sparta brought out his wing water flapping technique and peepers got hit with those strong wings and  took off.Didn't expect that coming.

 

The  only reason Sparta is so hormonal I think is becuase the  hens are in heat and  the  other drake is a young teenager who all he cares about is mating.


Those hormones always get in the way with the boys that's for sure.  I do step in and stop any fight if I see one is getting injured.

 Western N.C ~ 17 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 8 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

The Son of God became a man to enable men to become sons of God ~C.S.Lewis~

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 Western N.C ~ 17 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 8 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

The Son of God became a man to enable men to become sons of God ~C.S.Lewis~

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post #7 of 9
Thread Starter 

I am not sure if  they hurt eachother really bad,but it was in the middle of the pond,so IU couldn't step in.

I have a  few chickens.

2 barreds,named Falcon and Hawk

1 New Hampshire rooster named,Zeus

2 New Hampshire hens named,Vanillipe (One has no name)

1 silver laced Wyandotte named,Special girl

1 White Leghorn roosters named Foggy

3 black&red Sex links,(Black)angel,and one red is named little red,and the other one is Mrs.Prissy

And a few others that sadly,died

 

I have a 11 ducks.

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I have a  few chickens.

2 barreds,named Falcon and Hawk

1 New Hampshire rooster named,Zeus

2 New Hampshire hens named,Vanillipe (One has no name)

1 silver laced Wyandotte named,Special girl

1 White Leghorn roosters named Foggy

3 black&red Sex links,(Black)angel,and one red is named little red,and the other one is Mrs.Prissy

And a few others that sadly,died

 

I have a 11 ducks.

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post #8 of 9

I'm just tickled that a duck named "Sparta" was run off by one named "Mr. Peepers"! 

post #9 of 9
Thread Starter 

Hehe

I have a  few chickens.

2 barreds,named Falcon and Hawk

1 New Hampshire rooster named,Zeus

2 New Hampshire hens named,Vanillipe (One has no name)

1 silver laced Wyandotte named,Special girl

1 White Leghorn roosters named Foggy

3 black&red Sex links,(Black)angel,and one red is named little red,and the other one is Mrs.Prissy

And a few others that sadly,died

 

I have a 11 ducks.

Reply

I have a  few chickens.

2 barreds,named Falcon and Hawk

1 New Hampshire rooster named,Zeus

2 New Hampshire hens named,Vanillipe (One has no name)

1 silver laced Wyandotte named,Special girl

1 White Leghorn roosters named Foggy

3 black&red Sex links,(Black)angel,and one red is named little red,and the other one is Mrs.Prissy

And a few others that sadly,died

 

I have a 11 ducks.

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