ADVICE NEEDED: CHICKEN RAPING DUCKS

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by ProfTi, Jan 11, 2013.

  1. ProfTi

    ProfTi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 30, 2012
    Minneapolis, MN
    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.
     
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    They need to be separated IMMEDIATELY. If not they will seriously injure or KILL the hens.
     
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2013
  3. Mattemma

    Mattemma Overrun With Chickens

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

    ProfTi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 30, 2012
    Minneapolis, MN
    Yeah....that's what I thought [​IMG]

    He and the kids will be bummed out.
     
  5. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    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.
     
  6. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Maybe next time they could just get females so they don't have to worry about mating?
     
  7. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    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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