drake and ducklings

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by someguyhere, Mar 25, 2017.

  1. someguyhere

    someguyhere Chirping

    Sep 6, 2016
    why is my drake so mean to the ducklings? they are only a couple weeks old but we are about to have a bunch more so I have been trying to introduce them to prepare for the summer and he is not having it at all. the females are better with them but now they are starting to get mean wich is kinda funny to me because i figured after spending time with them they would get more used to them but its like they are getting meaner. should I just be more patient and let them get bigger so they can hold their own? our drake is pretty big and even if Im around he will attack them and he has even started coming after me. is this normal because of the season? he has become very aggressive since they started mating and laying eggs. prior to this they have been all very loving ducks who would hang out with me in the yard and sit in my lap
  2. TLWR

    TLWR Songster

    Jul 10, 2010
    southern AL
    Way too early to be introducing a couple of week old ducklings to a flock including a drake. It is mating season and just not a good idea to introduce them yet. Wait until they are bigger and can hold their own.
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  3. someguyhere

    someguyhere Chirping

    Sep 6, 2016
    thanks for the reply. I figured. everything i read says the same but I was hoping for the best I guess. hahaha.
  4. Ducks4us

    Ducks4us Songster

    Mar 31, 2015
    North Idaho
    [​IMG] If you dont do this... you will very well end up with dead ducklings
    Last edited: Mar 25, 2017

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