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My ducks keep trying to rape my hen?

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I have 2 magpie ducks, 1 Pekin duck and a large sandy dick, the males of the group keep trying to rape my hens(only the silkies) and they can't come down off the Perch or they get chased. Do any of yous have any info, one of the silkies raised them/hatched them soooo what's going on
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This is just how drakes are, while not all but most drakes do this. This is a concern to anyone who has a drake near chickens. Drakes do this to any female may they be chicken or duck, male ducks are just violent when mating. They may be targeting the silkies because they are calm and due to the feathers on their head have a reduced range of sight so they are easy to sneak up on. You may need to just separate your ducks from your chickens if it's this bad, the hens not even being able to walk around without being attacked. Make sure the drakes haven't hurt any of the chickens since ducks have different anatomy then chickens a drake mating a hen can injure them and even be fatal.

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Drakes don't stop at just chickens either!!  My poor geese are constantly running for their lives!!  Or at least their self respect...

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Drakes don't stop at just chickens either!!  My poor geese are constantly running for their lives!!  Or at least their self respect...

Really my drake would never go after one of my female geese they would beat the tar out of him. My geese are thugs.

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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..

 

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This is just how drakes are, while not all but most drakes do this. This is a concern to anyone who has a drake near chickens. Drakes do this to any female may they be chicken or duck, male ducks are just violent when mating. They may be targeting the silkies because they are calm and due to the feathers on their head have a reduced range of sight so they are easy to sneak up on. You may need to just separate your ducks from your chickens if it's this bad, the hens not even being able to walk around without being attacked. Make sure the drakes haven't hurt any of the chickens since ducks have different anatomy then chickens a drake mating a hen can injure them and even be fatal.

This is very true you def need to remove your drakes from being able to get your hens[chickens] it will not go well at all for your chickens. @adpad5   how many female ducks do you have?

 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..

 

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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..

 

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I have 2 females and 2 drakes, thx for the info
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Really my drake would never go after one of my female geese they would beat the tar out of him. My geese are thugs.

We must have the biggest sissy la-la geese then.  Poor Papa Goose is the one both of the dominant drakes go after.  Not as frequently as the ducks, but if he (our White Chinese Gander) starts getting bossy, then the drakes chase him around until he pipes down.  They've both succeeded in pinning him and our saddle-back Pomeranian down and she howls like crazy (I can't say that I blame her).

Such is life with drakes and early spring fever...

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We must have the biggest sissy la-la geese then.  Poor Papa Goose is the one both of the dominant drakes go after.  Not as frequently as the ducks, but if he (our White Chinese Gander) starts getting bossy, then the drakes chase him around until he pipes down.  They've both succeeded in pinning him and our saddle-back Pomeranian down and she howls like crazy (I can't say that I blame her).

Such is life with drakes and early spring fever...

Now Opie last year did get my gander down many times to let him know he was boss, but he hasn't ever gone after one of the female geese, and Sam the gander put Opie in his place this year so far but the year is just starting so Opie still might come out on top [literally] with Sam. Babe my youngest gander would probably have heart failure if Opie got hold of him. It's a circus it is. My Muscovy's have never worked as a team. :rolleyes:

 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..

 

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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..

 

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