Duck on Duck agggression

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by quicksilver215, Aug 31, 2011.

  1. quicksilver215

    quicksilver215 New Egg

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    Ok the situation is this, i have a mixed flock, 2 black runners, 2 rouen (1 is a drake) and 2 pekin (1 is a drake). So the pekin has shown himself to be the dominant drake but he constantly acts aggressive towards all the other ducks. the worst of it is we believe he smothered one of the runner ducks. he has been forceful with mating before but since the runners never enter the water we didnt believe there any real danger of drowning, or in this case smothering. the rouen drake has never shown this level of aggression and is significantly smaller than the pekin drake (who is easily twice the size of the runner that was lost). Im pretty sure the need will be to cull out the pekin drake and keep only a one drake flock. Any thoughts or comments would be great.


    -Andrew
     
  2. Dusky Beauty

    Dusky Beauty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd agree with your assessment, in my farming experience aggressive males of any species should always have cull priority.
     
  3. Oddyse

    Oddyse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Im in the same situation with two of my drake Khaki Campbels. Im having to rehome them (because I cant cull them) because they are acting violent towards the rest. I have seperated them now until I can find them a new home. Maybe you could try this if you dont want to cull him. Just a suggestion [​IMG]
     
  4. quicksilver215

    quicksilver215 New Egg

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    I still havent decided what to do w/ the drake, when i say "cull" i only mean to remove from the flock not necessarily to slaughter. rehoming is still an option as far as im concerned.
     
  5. SycolinWoodsChickens

    SycolinWoodsChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would worry about a Pekin with smaller ducks. I'm thinking there will be breeding injuries just because of the size difference. We have an all Pekin flock and if I wanted other - smaller - ducks I would pen them separately.
     
  6. ZoeS95423

    ZoeS95423 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a Cayuga drake that was very aggressive towards my other ducks, he would chase them and grab them by their wings, and rip out their wing feathers, and my some of them would limp from him attacking them so much. I got rid of him very quckly after I realized how aggressive he was.
     

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