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ADVICE NEEDED: CHICKEN RAPING DUCKS

post #1 of 7
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Hi All!

 

My brother is raising two male runner ducks and three wyandottes.  He called me in a panic today because his runners have started raping the chickens.  Any suggestions for him?  Otherwise, I have two ducks ready for soup.

 
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post #2 of 7

They need to be separated IMMEDIATELY. If not they will seriously injure or KILL the hens. 


Edited by Kevin565 - 1/11/13 at 8:04am

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Java Green Peafowl l  Guineas l Turkeys l Icelandic Chickens

Call Ducks l Mallards 

Pomeranian Geese l White Chinese Geese 

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post #3 of 7

I would seperate them and/or have some roast duck.

post #4 of 7
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Yeah....that's what I thought hit.gif

 

He and the kids will be bummed out.

 
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post #5 of 7

Ducks rape chickens. Seriously and they do kill them - this I have read over and over on BYC. But I have not had ducks, only geese and chickens.

post #6 of 7

Maybe next time they could just get females so they don't have to worry about mating?

                 Say NO to Crested Ducks!         My BYC Interview     Raising Ducks      Geese 101

 

Previously Raised:

Java Green Peafowl l  Guineas l Turkeys l Icelandic Chickens

Call Ducks l Mallards 

Pomeranian Geese l White Chinese Geese 

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                 Say NO to Crested Ducks!         My BYC Interview     Raising Ducks      Geese 101

 

Previously Raised:

Java Green Peafowl l  Guineas l Turkeys l Icelandic Chickens

Call Ducks l Mallards 

Pomeranian Geese l White Chinese Geese 

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post #7 of 7

My runner drake went through a short period where he kept trying to mate a gander. It was so silly. Would not have been funny had it been a hen though. He really needs at least 4 female ducks for the 2 drakes or get rid of or separate them from the chickens.  

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