Do ducks play fight?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by melissamerry, Oct 12, 2012.

  1. melissamerry

    melissamerry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    While I was doing dishes earlier today, my 3 ducks were outside on my patio destroying my garden and I heard some unusual noises coming from them. So i rushed out to make sure they were ok. All three seemed to be fighting by attacking each others beak. I broke it up and they did it again about 20 minutes later.

    I searched some duck threads reading up about fighting, but I mainly read about males having a go at it. I have 2 females and a drake so I don't think it has anything to do with that. They're 3 months old now, probably getting close to maturity? Any insight on this would be fantastic! I want to make sure my ducks are safe [​IMG]
     
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Sounds like they are establishing a pecking order.
     
  3. melissamerry

    melissamerry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So should I just let them go at it?
     
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    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    As long as it doesn't start getting bloody yes. They usually sort it out on their own without anyone being injured.
     
  5. melissamerry

    melissamerry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I thought only drakes did this? will they go back to being friends afterwards?
     
  6. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    No all animals will establish dominance. Also, don't be surprised if they start mounting each other as well. After everyone knows "Who's the boss" it will go back to normal
     

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