Are all male ducks aggressive?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by puddleducks2329, Nov 20, 2011.

  1. puddleducks2329

    puddleducks2329 Out Of The Brooder

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    Are all male ducks aggressive?

    Been reading a little about male ducks- are they all aggressive?
    My drake runner has been attacking me now and then around feeding time and when i collect eggs- i poke him back or pick him up and feed him separately (he has his moments where he is not letting some of the girls eat.)
    Do the Drakes get worst as they get older- and do all male ducks exhibit this type of behavior? Are some duck breeds more aggressive than others?
     
  2. un-named

    un-named Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:My call drake is not and he has plenty of hens around.
     
  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Quote:If you'll look around on the duck thread you'll find some of us have been going through this with our young drakes. Mine was house raised and is having a problem discovering where he is in the pecking order, so i have to do as you and put him in his place, I don't pick him up anymore or pet him I will still talk to him but he does alot better if I keep my hands to myself.
     
  4. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

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    My drakes are little gentlemen at feed time, they stand back and let all the girls eat first. I rarely see any signs of aggression in my runners- especially in comparison to some of the other breeds I have kept. Is he the only drake you have? I am just wondering if being one of many drakes is somewhat contributing to his behaviour.
     
  5. DuckLover2399

    DuckLover2399 Avian American

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    Nope, my runner drake is a small teddy bear
     
  6. iajewel

    iajewel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have Muscovy and honestly.. like a dog if you don't teach them manors you will have trouble. In the spring hormones fly and you can't really do allot then, however the rest of the year they should have mannors and you can teach them.
     
  7. Jay262

    Jay262 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I once had some scovies that were aggressive to other breeds of ducks like my pekins. But i normally cull out any birds i have that have aggression issue when it comes time for the freezer call.
     
  8. puddleducks2329

    puddleducks2329 Out Of The Brooder

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    Glad to hear that not all drakes are aggressive. I have one drake and six ducks. How does one go about training a drake not to nip or lunge. I am not sure i mind him being protective of his flock just not with me.
     
  9. ChickInDelight

    ChickInDelight Never an Empty Nest

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    I am still the evil monster that has fed them every day or thier lives. My Pekin drakes were Easter babies. I have never had a drake become aggressive, but nor were they coddled. They also free-range during the day.

    In general, my older ducks love to be around me and talk to me, but they keep their distance. The youngers are afraid of me.

    After reading stories of drake agression, now, I don't feel so badly that my ducks were never petting pets.
     
  10. lovesduckies

    lovesduckies Bedroom Farm Inc.

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    i have a perfect little gentlemen myself. he really only gets aggressive when he's molting or when his mate is laying eggs. my pekin drake is not aggressive at all. he's silly
     

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