Aggressive drake!!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by belindakerr91, Nov 12, 2014.

  1. belindakerr91

    belindakerr91 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey guys!
    So we have a young drake that we are slowly trying to introduce to our other ducks, 3 girls and one other boy.
    He is very aggressive towards the other boy and even the girls! is this more common in spring? how can we stop him being such a jerk!?
     
  2. Kleonaptra

    Kleonaptra Chillin' With My Peeps

    How old is he? When they first discover sex it is pretty bad, so first season will be bad. I have 3 drakes, one who is nice and quiet and 2 terrors. Its worse in spring for sure, but my ladies seem to have their ways! I have never seen my drakes really fight, just an occasional squabble over the pond and the other day I saw Wist chase the others off his favourite lady (Its Wist and his lady Varia in my avatar) and with Wist being so mild mannered I was like Yay Wist!

    The girls tend to work out their ways, either figuring out how to keep out of their way or outright telling them - my scovy Gina doesnt get bred by ANYBODY...And the boys generally make their peace too. Just keep an eye on them, mine do have to have 'time outs' sometimes just to give everyone some peace.
     
  3. TracyLovesDucks

    TracyLovesDucks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How long have you let him go at it before separating him again?

    My guess is he's just trying to make a name for himself with the new group and that could take a few days of direct contact and some good pushing and shoving.
     
    Last edited: Nov 12, 2014
  4. Kleonaptra

    Kleonaptra Chillin' With My Peeps

    Id guess that you are right. Mine kind of go through stages throughout the day, sometimes they dont even notice the girls and towards the afternoon they start jumping on everybody. The drakes got locked out this afternoon because they couldnt play nice with the new ducklings, only for about a half hour.

    Mating doesnt last long so I just kind of wait to see how severe it gets. Its bad because I have a girl acting like a drake, so three little calls are usually jumping on one big girl. I hear the quaking, I watch, and if the duck on the bottom of the pile is really upset then I just break it up and chase them in seperate directions. Its all you can really do because they have to live together so they have to establish their own pecking order. These things are going to happen so just use your judgement and try to learn what your ducks want. You feel really stupid saving a girl only to have her turn around and chase the boy down herself!
     

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