drakes

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Just Hatch duck, Mar 24, 2017.

  1. Just Hatch duck

    Just Hatch duck Out Of The Brooder

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    hello
    I've got two female ducks and one is a kaki campbell and one is a pekin and a few weeks ago i put a drake in with them which is a kaki campbell and now I've just noticed the female kaki campbell wing feathers are missing and have been plucked out and i was wondering if it would have been the drake but why did he only do it to one female and does this mean he wants to mate with her?
    cheers
     
  2. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    It sounds as though he has already been mating with her...The wing feathers get worn when the Drake treads on her back...Do you have a kiddie pool for them? It makes breeding easier on the Hens...Ducks breed better in water...:)
    He really like that one Hen..She must be a real flirt ...;)

    Cheers!
     
  3. Just Hatch duck

    Just Hatch duck Out Of The Brooder

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    thank you but I'm just not sure it has him i haven't seen him do anything with her but just yesterday i noticed her wings were basically just down to bone and this has never happened to her before so would it definitely be the male doing it too her
    thank you cheers
     
  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    @Just Hatch duck can you post some pics of what your seeing on your ducks wings. I really don't think the drake would get her feathers pulled out down to the bone.
     
  5. Just Hatch duck

    Just Hatch duck Out Of The Brooder

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    this is one of the wings i don't think its support to look like that

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  6. Just Hatch duck

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    and this is the male

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    Just Hatch duck Out Of The Brooder

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  8. Just Hatch duck

    Just Hatch duck Out Of The Brooder

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    is this normal with mating?
     
  9. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    That actually looks like molting to me....How old is that Hen?


    ...:)...Cheers!
     
    Last edited: Mar 25, 2017
  10. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    @Just Hatch duck I agree with @chickens really that looks like molting.
     

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