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Ugh Milky is killing her.......

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So ever since Caramel (about 4-5 month old Muscovy) came to Milky's universe after his companion Chocolate died, he's been chasing her and biting her neck and trying to get on her - HE'S TRYING TO MATE WITH A YOUNG DUCK. Today as I was coming to feed them I saw Milky chasing Cara all over the place and biting her neck again. She's starting to feather now, and has blood feathers on her wings, and the caruncles started to appear. Milky has been really aggressive especially after mom put Choc's corpse into a sack in front of him. He chased her once too. And yeah he still limps. No injuries or bumblefoot detected outside. He even curves his feet upwards and "hops" around. Sometimes he walks really slowly to avoid the pain. Oh and yeah Milky is fully matured and another weird fact: He shivers and shakes and trembles and gives a long hiss when he sees strangers :th

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Your solution is quite evident .  Separate them until she is mature.  Most male ducks are extremely aggressive breeders, and in my experience muscovy drakes have been among the most aggressive needing multiple hens.

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@Quartz, sourland has given good advice.

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