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Are all male ducks aggressive?

Been reading a little about male ducks- are they all aggressive? 
My drake runner has been attacking me now and then around feeding time and when i collect eggs- i poke him back or pick him up and feed him separately (he has his moments where he is not letting some of the girls eat.) 
Do the Drakes get worst as they get older- and do all male ducks exhibit this type of behavior?  Are some duck breeds more aggressive than others?

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Are all male ducks aggressive?

Been reading a little about male ducks- are they all aggressive? 
My drake runner has been attacking me now and then around feeding time and when i collect eggs- i poke him back or pick him up and feed him separately (he has his moments where he is not letting some of the girls eat.) 
Do the Drakes get worst as they get older- and do all male ducks exhibit this type of behavior?  Are some duck breeds more aggressive than others?


My call drake is not and he has plenty of hens around.

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Originally Posted by puddleducks2329 

Are all male ducks aggressive?

Been reading a little about male ducks- are they all aggressive? 
My drake runner has been attacking me now and then around feeding time and when i collect eggs- i poke him back or pick him up and feed him separately (he has his moments where he is not letting some of the girls eat.) 
Do the Drakes get worst as they get older- and do all male ducks exhibit this type of behavior?  Are some duck breeds more aggressive than others?


If you'll look around on the duck thread you'll find some of us have been going through this with our young drakes. Mine was house raised and is having a problem discovering where he is in the pecking order, so i have to do as you and put him in his place, I don't pick him up anymore or pet him I will still talk to him but he does alot better if I keep my hands to myself.

Living in the Beautiful Mountains of Western N.C.. with 15 chickens= EE's, Game, Cochin bantams,Light Brahma,  Black Australorps . 13Muscovy ducks, 1 Embden Gander,2 Toulouse geese 1 American Buff, 3 mini Dachshunds, 1 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

 

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Living in the Beautiful Mountains of Western N.C.. with 15 chickens= EE's, Game, Cochin bantams,Light Brahma,  Black Australorps . 13Muscovy ducks, 1 Embden Gander,2 Toulouse geese 1 American Buff, 3 mini Dachshunds, 1 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifCWN5pJGIE

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post #4 of 23

My drakes are little gentlemen at feed time, they stand back and let all the girls eat first. I rarely see any signs of aggression in my runners- especially in comparison to some of the other breeds I have kept.   Is he the only drake you have?  I am just wondering if being one of many drakes is somewhat contributing to his behaviour.

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post #5 of 23

Nope, my runner drake is a small teddy bear

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I have Muscovy and honestly.. like a dog if you don't teach them manors you will have trouble. In the spring hormones fly and you can't really do allot then, however the rest of the year they should have mannors and you can teach them.

Midget white, and Midget blue turkeys. Sebastopol geese, Blue Orphington chickens. Albash dogs and Navajo Churro sheep. *Im no longer on BYC they do not allow you to leave or delete your account. Its like Hotel California, you can never leave. Thus the huge numbers of members...

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Midget white, and Midget blue turkeys. Sebastopol geese, Blue Orphington chickens. Albash dogs and Navajo Churro sheep. *Im no longer on BYC they do not allow you to leave or delete your account. Its like Hotel California, you can never leave. Thus the huge numbers of members...

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post #7 of 23

I once had some scovies that were aggressive to other breeds of ducks like my pekins. But i normally cull out any birds i have that have aggression issue when it comes time for the freezer call.

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Glad to hear that not all drakes are aggressive.  I have one drake and six ducks. How does one go about training a drake not to nip or lunge.  I am not sure i mind him being protective of his flock just not with me.

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I am still the evil monster that has fed them every day or thier lives.  My Pekin drakes were Easter babies.  I have never had a drake become aggressive, but nor were they coddled.  They also free-range during the day.

In general, my older ducks love to be around me and talk to me, but they keep their distance.  The youngers are afraid of me. 

After reading stories of drake agression, now, I don't feel so badly that my ducks were never petting pets.

Chick In Delight

Now hobby farming in Browntown, VA.

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Chick In Delight

Now hobby farming in Browntown, VA.

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post #10 of 23

i have a perfect little gentlemen myself. he really only gets aggressive when he's molting or when his mate is laying eggs. my pekin drake is not aggressive at all. he's silly

Mommy to Duckie, Fruitloops, Little Foot, Petunia, Aflac, Daisy May, Elle May, Billy, and Stanley
I <3 Duckie    i miss you Quackers and Alicia!!!
Muscovies Rule!!!!!!!    i'm having duckling withdrawals!!
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Mommy to Duckie, Fruitloops, Little Foot, Petunia, Aflac, Daisy May, Elle May, Billy, and Stanley
I <3 Duckie    i miss you Quackers and Alicia!!!
Muscovies Rule!!!!!!!    i'm having duckling withdrawals!!
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