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Fighting?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Rememberthedeer, Aug 8, 2013.

  1. Rememberthedeer

    Rememberthedeer Out Of The Brooder

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    I have three pekin drakes. They are 5 months old. Will they start to fight each other as they mature? If so, when will I have to separate them?
     
  2. HollyDuckFarmer

    HollyDuckFarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    5months=20 weeks. I would think you would be seeing some fighting by now. Do you have any ducks? I have read that drake-only-flocks do work, so if you have zero females to fight over, well that might be the reason why you are not seeing fights. (Cant say for sure tho, because i have never had a drake-only flock). If they do start fighting, you will be shocked and surprised by the damage that they are capable of doing to each other, considering that they do not have teeth. ...So if you start seeing it, you'd be wise to separate right away. Here's hoping that they don't fight.
     
  3. Rememberthedeer

    Rememberthedeer Out Of The Brooder

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    I only have drakes. I got a couple chicks in the spring and they all turned out to be boys, so next spring I'm going to try and get some females. Thanks for your advice, I'll try and watch for fighting.
     
  4. duck4u

    duck4u Out Of The Brooder

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    No No, male ducks are drakes, male chickens are roosters. A female duck is a duck-hen, a female chicken is a hen, the offspring of a duck is a duckling, the offspring of a chicken is called a chick..
    So do you have chickens or ducks?
     
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  5. Rememberthedeer

    Rememberthedeer Out Of The Brooder

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    I have ducks. And I got DUCKLINGS this spring and plan on getting more next spring. I also have quail, and I had them first so I'm still used to the term chicks.
     
  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Other BYC members have drake only flocks and don't seem to have problems as long as females aren't around, hope that will be the case for you, enjoy those boys. I love my drakes.
     
  7. HollyDuckFarmer

    HollyDuckFarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Personally I think the idea of a drake-only flock is really really cool. My favorites have always been drakes. Come to think of it, my most friendlies and the first to approach me have always been drakes, too. If you have the space, you may even be able to keep your drake-only flock along with a separate female duck flock. And FWIW, I call my females "ducks"... And the drakes are obviously the males. I knew exactly what you meant, Rememberthedeer, no worries about that here.
     
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  8. BickeringToast

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    My 4-pack of felons are a drake only pack. In their pen (20x20) and their yard (25x30) there really is not any fighting-although Niles, who seems to be leader of the pack, will often chase Daphne around. But they definitely all stick together! They are nearly 6 months old.

    Now when they get in the 'pool of perversion', all bet are off...
     
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  9. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Thank goodness no video on the "pool of perversion"
     
  10. Rememberthedeer

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    Thanks, you've been helpful. My three drakes are in the dog kennel... I don't really know the size but they tend to have plenty of space, and like yours, they tend to stick together, other than Arboc. He's my biggest one and he tends to wander on his own. I only have a car top carrier for a pool, and they tend to kick each other out of that a lot, it's quite a show really.
     

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