Desexing male ducks

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by felicity5, Mar 18, 2013.

  1. felicity5

    felicity5 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have two male ducks and my pekin duck had become really aggressive towards people he is biting and pulling and chasing and it's really starting to hurt. If I desxed him will he become less aggressive ? Can you desex them?
     
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  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    I don't understand what you mean by "desex"? Do you mean removing his testicles?
     
  3. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    You mean neuter? i am unaware of that procedure being able to be used on ducks.
     
  4. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    I think it would be something a number of people are interested in, but so far, what I've seen is you work on behavior modification, or the duck gets rehomed or (it happens) eaten.

    Miss Lydia did well with her drake, maybe you can find her older posts about it.
     
  5. galgo98

    galgo98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was curious about this also.... essentially "caponizing" a duck for lack of a better word.
     

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