Drakes.....???

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by newbyduckmom, Aug 25, 2011.

  1. newbyduckmom

    newbyduckmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 18, 2011
    Snohomish County, WA
    Okay, yesterday had to permanently separate hens and drakes because the drakes were attacking one hen. Today the drakes (two Khakis) are attacking the one Magpie drake. Thought they didn't tend to fight when hens weren't around? Hens are in separate pen entirely (and none too happy about it - keep getting loud squawking from one of younger hens).
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Right now they are sex driven and have developed the habit of attempting to gang breed. Their intents towards the Magpie drake are most likely sexual in nature. Just the nature of testosterone driven drakes.
     
  3. newbyduckmom

    newbyduckmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 18, 2011
    Snohomish County, WA
    So do I need to separate the Magpie drake from the others as well?

    When does the breeding season for ducks end/lessen?
     
  4. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    NEVER! Ducks dont stop!
     
  5. newbyduckmom

    newbyduckmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 18, 2011
    Snohomish County, WA
    I have heard you can light neuter drakes by putting them in the dark for 12-14 hours. Anyone tried it?

    Of course, not sure I could do that since I feel guilty if I don't let them outside from dawn to dusk.....
     
    Last edited: Aug 25, 2011

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