Ducks chase and bite me

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by bbducks, Apr 16, 2016.

  1. bbducks

    bbducks Out Of The Brooder

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    My 2 ducks chase me and bite my feet I have to run as fast as I can to get away. I have tried to shove them away but doesn't work
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    Perhaps keep them penned up and wear rubber boots when tending to them.
     
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Wonders if ducks are like chickens with a pecking order?
    ....if so...'peck' them on the head when they bite you, show them who's boss.
     
  4. bbducks

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    One of the ducks bites my shoe and just holds on to it with its wings to the ground while the other bites that duck
     
  5. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    Are they both males? Sounds like mating behavior.
     
  6. bbducks

    bbducks Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes and what can I do to stop it?
     
  7. mirandaleecon

    mirandaleecon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a large male Muscovy that does the same thing. He has almost stopped completely except in rare occasions. What I did was pin him down by sitting on him. Not my full body weight but just enough to restrain him. I would stay like that until he relaxed. Had to do that for a while before he accepted I was not his mate. Other things that helped were a broom or other object that I could put between me and him. Never touched him with it but just held it straight up and down in front of me. For some reason that was enough for him to think he couldn't reach me.
    Now he's pretty fat and can't run fast so if he ever gets frisky I just have to jog about 20 feet and he gives up.
    Oh and the rubber boots someone mentioned do help. If I'm wearing my galoshes he can't get a grip on my legs so it's easier to get away.
     
  8. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    Otherwise getting them some females to harass is the other answer. Hopefully they will grow out of it.
     
  9. bbducks

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    I tried the pinning them down thing but they just get away. I will try rubber boots
     
  10. aart

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