Do drakes really fight?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Wolf-Kim, Jun 9, 2009.

  1. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Songster

    Jan 25, 2008
    I've had my ducks for a few weeks now and combined a couple flocks, yet I have yet to see any "fighting". I know people are always freaked about drakes fighting but the worst I've watched the ducks do is this "neck wrestling" thing. *shrug* Is that how they 'fight'?

  2. Laskaland

    Laskaland ThE gRoOvY cHiCkEn

    Aug 2, 2008
    Mine only fight over the girls. If the girls aren't around they are like water drinking, swimming buddies...
    I'm not sure that is true of all ducks, or maybe because they were hatched at the same time and hang together? Not sure of you introduced new duckies if it would be the same result?
    With good conditions, they should get along.
  3. Vcomb

    Vcomb Songster

    Aug 19, 2008
    South Dakota
    My Coop
    ducks can get pretty violent actually. especially if there's few females and many males. i've 3 drakes and 4 hens running a pretty big farm here and one of the drakes has a limp from his battles, and most of them have bald spots from their fights.

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