Aggressive male Pekin ?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by meeegs, May 31, 2017.

  1. meeegs

    meeegs Just Hatched

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    I recently introduced two new females to our lone male pekin. I though that by gradually bring them together it would help the transition but he's constantly attacking the Rouen. Today her head was bloody from losing feathers. Will he ever get used to them? I know that mating can be harsh and aggressive but how long will it go on?
     
  2. Poultry parent

    Poultry parent Chillin' With My Peeps

    Ducks mate year round. There doesn't seem to be a mating season for domestic ducks.
    Is he actually attacking them, or is it just mating?
     
  3. chickens really

    chickens really Chicken Obsessed

    Ducks do mate year round but do have a mating season when the drakes hormones are high....Did you introduce slowly or just toss them in with him?....How old are the Hens?....
     
  4. meeegs

    meeegs Just Hatched

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    He's attacking to mate. Which I know can be harsh but it's just hard to watch. Drake is 3 years old and the hens are about 3 months. He mainly attacks the rouen hen.

    They were introduced slowly with open yard time together first.
     
  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    If they were mine, I would separate them until the hens are mature. 12 week old duck hens are still very immature.
     
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  6. chickens really

    chickens really Chicken Obsessed

    Yes, your Hens are way too young to deal with a randy Drake...
     
  7. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    I agree they aren't even laying age yet.
     

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