1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

Aggressive male pekin duck

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Chloe Johnson, Aug 13, 2016.

  1. Chloe Johnson

    Chloe Johnson New Egg

    5
    0
    7
    Aug 13, 2016
    So I had a pekin duck named Milton for a little over a year and he was aggressive in the past four months that we had him. We had gave him to my brother because he had 25 chickens a female duck named Angel. Ever since he was with Angel he has been super aggressive he will attack by biting your feet/toes etc. (MILTON WAS NEVER ABUSED BY MY BROTHER OR US WE ARE COMPLETELY AGAINST ANIMAL ABUSE!!!!) Anyway, my brother saw him then mating a cpurple days ago. Whenever my brother tries to get the chicken eggs out of the nesting box Milton runs into the coop to attack my brother. Ever since he saw the mating he's been even more aggressive. Milton fights a lot with the chickens and Milton has scratches all over his beak from the chickens but Angel does not have any scratches whatsoever. He is so aggressive now that my brother wants to get rid of Milton just because of his aggressiveness towards us his wife his kids in the other chickens. Why is Milton so aggressive since he's been with Angel? Can someone please please tell me why Milton is like this!?
     
  2. Orca5094

    Orca5094 Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,704
    228
    138
    Jul 26, 2014
    Sweden
    Milton is just being a male duck. They are very protective of their mates during breeding season and can get very aggressive with other animals and people during this time (their hormone levels skyrocket during part of the year). The best thing for you guys to do is to pen Milton and Angel somewhere so you can get to your other animals and live your lives without him attacking anyone. It is an unfortunate behavior we must learn to deal with when we have male ducks around, but it is completely normal. Some males stay pretty nice year-round, but alot of them become like Milton. Once breeding season is over for the year (should be winding down in the next couple months) he should calm down again and be alot nicer.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by