Help Drake Pekin being nasty to young ducks

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Phoenix2015, May 17, 2017.

  1. Phoenix2015

    Phoenix2015 Out Of The Brooder

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    HI, I have 3, 1 year old Pekin ducks, 2 female and 1 drake. I also have 6 baby ducks 2 pekin (1 female, 1 Drake), 2 female mallards, and 2 that I can't figure out what they are, but that isn't the issue. The issue is my 1 year old Drake is singling out my smallest Mallard female. My Babies are nearly 3 months old and the last 2 months they have been in the duck pen with the older ducks but separated by a baby gate. Is there anything I can do to keep the older Drake from picking on my young ones.
     
  2. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    I will assume the Drake is trying to breed with the young Hen...?....
    It's breeding season and his hormones are high...You might have to wait a couple of more months before you can really introduce them...?

    Best wishes....
     
  3. Phoenix2015

    Phoenix2015 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks that does help. I have decided that I will separate him from the flock.... He is now in the baby area and all the babies are with the 2 Adult Hens. They can all still talk through the baby gate he just can't get to any of the hens now.
     
  4. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    Sounds good...:wee
     

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