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A bossy Drake

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by L&Schickens, Feb 1, 2009.

  1. L&Schickens

    L&Schickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 9, 2008
    Washington State
    I have 2 drakes and 2 hens (Is that what they are called in ducks?) together in a pen. They are call ducks. One of the drakes is completly mean to the other drake. Should I take one of them out?
     
  2. vicki2x2

    vicki2x2 Super Chick

    Feb 9, 2008
    Central Michigan
    You should probably separate them by pairs. It is getting close to breeding season and they will definitely fight! Just split their pen, if you can, or make a second pen and have an area for each pair.
     
  3. Ducklove334

    Ducklove334 Off to another pond

    Nov 4, 2008
    Virginia
    it is simply a case of whos on charge.

    I have 7 drakes. and Big lenny is certainly the head of the house-hold, thats not like saying like with roosters he gets all the action [​IMG] , infact he hardly gets any!..but he does like to boss everyone else around.

    the two drakes won't beat the crap outta one another like roosters will either.
     
  4. L&Schickens

    L&Schickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 9, 2008
    Washington State
    Thanks for the replies.
    Yes, the one getting picked on IS getting all the "Action". [​IMG] I think I will seperate them into pairs because I have 2 butterscotch and 2 whites anyway. I am glad they won't kill each other but it does worry me that the one getting picked on is not getting anything to eat and is always in the "Pond" to avoid the bully. [​IMG]
     

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