Fenale duck picking on male duck

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  1. jackboy

    jackboy New Egg

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    Hi all
    We have 2 muskies make and female, whrn i let them out of there house in th morning the female atacks the male . I dont know what to do and am getting worried for him, plz help they are only 4mths old
     
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Let's see if @Miss Lydia has any ideas.

    Are they housed together at night? Or separate?
     
  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    My females will pick on my drakes when they are that age but not to the point of injury
    Can you explain what she is doing? exactly. Is she actually hurting him?
     
  4. jackboy

    jackboy New Egg

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    Hi there
    All she dose is grabs his wings when they first get.

    Then when they goto bed she fights with him
    I am also cofused as well, i know the males have the red on there face but she has got it ( is this normal). I know she is the female cause she is laying and he is the size of a normal male.

    Plz help]
     
  5. jackboy

    jackboy New Egg

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    And no she is not hurting him , well not that i know lol
     
  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    How about some pics. You could try separating for a few days with fencing to see if that helps but maybe if she isn't hurting him like plucking out his feathers and causing bleeding you can just try and let them work it out. Have you seen any mating behavior from him? and they are 4 months old and the female is laying? Every Muscovy I have ever had here and most were hatched here never laid the year they were hatched they always lay the next year usually around 8 -9 months old.

    You say she fights with him what does he do?
     
  7. jackboy

    jackboy New Egg

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    We yes she is lay and yes we were told the were born on th 10 of july this yr. As for him he just runs away, the past couple of days they seem to have sorted it out
     
  8. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    I was hoping so. lol please post pics of them we'd love to see them..
     
  9. User353335

    User353335 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd let them work it out if no one is seriously getting injured. She's just nagging him a bit [​IMG]
     

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