Fixing Indian Runner Drake Aggression

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Birdrain92, Apr 1, 2014.

  1. Birdrain92

    Birdrain92 Crowing

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    I hatched out two Indian Runner ducks. They bonded to me as the mom and the drake is now attacking and chasing people. I would spend days petting him he used to be a show duck along with the female. He's very nice during fall and winter doesn't chase or anything but when Spring roles around an attitude for aggression picks up the hen isn't broody for now. We try to resolve it by hitting his bill and that will make him run away and then he'll come back for more. I'm attached to him and the female and I just want to try and get rid of this attitude. When little kids come over they purposely go up to them to get chased by them but I'm made kids stop but I need to get this attitude fixed. Please somebody help me. These are the ducks I have. Their names are Kenia (the drake) and Kida (the hen). Kida has had ducklings before.[​IMG]

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  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners

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    Miss Lydia had this problem with Opie. Others have had the situation, too. And I am told it is a matter of holding him firmly down without hurting him, but keeping him from getting loose, to show you are the boss. Some folks I think just pick the drake up and walk around with him for a while. Again, it is to demonstrate that he will dance to your tune.
     
  3. Birdrain92

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    So far what me and my family do rather turn around and give him the death stare which just makes him run when he bites hit him on the bill not to hard though but that makes him run or I pick him up and just keep throwing him back to his hen. He's not biting anymore now that he's been disciplined enough I guess but he will dip his head and run at you or he will get right in front of my feet like he wants attention. I just shuffle him with my boot but he still won't get out of the way. They call to their names, I guess the method we are doing mostly is kind of like a dog praise him for being good and discipline him for being bad. Thanks for the advice. Last year we didn't real do anything so that might have made him thinking he could kick it up a bit. Guess it's time to put him his place. I'm hoping this attitude will fade fast, it's already changing compared to when he first started. I was just really mad at him. I'm still thinking about letting the female have babies this year or not. When she hatched her own babies he stopped he only does this when she's laying so now I just need to get him to know people not to bite cats or dogs don't care but people are off limits.
     
  4. Birdrain92

    Birdrain92 Crowing

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    This year me and my family have just had enough of this, he doesn't do this to strangers just my family. I just hope that this attitude will go away fast.
     
  5. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners

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    Pick him up and hold him for a while.
     
  6. Birdrain92

    Birdrain92 Crowing

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    I will have to try it. Thanks for the advice!
     
  7. nayeli

    nayeli Songster

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    I can't give advice but Amiga has been super helpful to me =) I'd listen to her! I did want to wish you good luck, I know it must be difficult!
     
  8. Birdrain92

    Birdrain92 Crowing

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    Thank you! That assures my confidence even more about how to handle this!
     

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