Agressive Cayuga male?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by TamsinSkye, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. TamsinSkye

    TamsinSkye New Egg

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    I've had my Cayuga male for 4-5 months now. He has always been my little baby and has always been sweet to me. Ever since we put him outside in the pen with our two other girls, he's become incredibly aggressive. I can't even walk into the pen without him charging at me and biting on me. I've gotten so many bruises from his bites and I'm sick of him acting this way. Is his agressiveness due to mating season, or is this his permanent personality?
     
  2. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

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    You've raised him to think that you are a duck and he doesn't want to share his girlfriends with you.
     
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    You have to convince him that you are not his equal-- you are dominant. The next time he comes at you, grab his neck/head in one hand and place the other hand on his back forcing him to the ground. Hold him there until a minute or so after he stops struggling. Repeat if necessary and wear gloves and a long shirt for protection. He's not going to give up easily.[​IMG] Testosterone can be a double edged sword.
     

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