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Hi everyone major advice needed. I have 2 free-range (penned at night) breeding quads. One quad a few months older but had no trouble introducing the younger one couple years ago as there's only 3 months between them. All was peaceful on the dam until 2 ducklings, boy and girl were hatched here in May from a random assortment of eggs (no clue which are mum & dad) & matured. They are hunted by the dominant male call 'Hotrod'. Her more than him although now he (Dodge) has started being involved and dragging Hotrod off her. She is bald at the back of her head where Hotrod grabs her. Its relentless. These two 5 month olds don't go down to the dam at all because of this male. Should I be getting rid of this alpha leader of the family to give these youngsters a chance or getting new homes for the youngsters entirely for their safety? Might this cool down? Sometimes they do all just hang out, but attacks are getting frequent and are uncool. Help!
You have to be careful this kind of aggression can lead to ducks drowning while the males fight over breeding rights. I usually pull the most aggressive male and put him in the time out pen for a couple of days in fact when it gets really bad I'll pull all but my best male and put them in time out together.
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My white drake got blown away during a bad storm last week. I knew he'd show up at the nearby lake sooner or later it's got red clay banks. Now my white drake is peach. Once he's calmed down a little I'll take photos so you can see his pristine hindquarters with a peach top.