help! Duck Drake mating with chicken hens!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by lakeside_academy, Jun 23, 2011.

  1. lakeside_academy

    lakeside_academy Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 23, 2011
    He is 6 mos old, rather rough with 6 mo old chicken hens and causing stress and feather/neck trauma! What should I do??? Let him go in the local lake? Give him away?
  2. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

    Sep 4, 2010
    Hesperia, Ca
    Hello [​IMG] from Hesperia,CA and [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  3. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    I had a couple drakes do the same thing with some of my pullets. I don't think letting him go in the lake is a good idea though. I'm sure someone will know what to do. Try and post this in the index section. By the way [​IMG] from S. Florida! Glad you joined us!
  4. ghillie

    ghillie Hen Pecked

    Nov 13, 2008
    Colorado Springs, Co
  5. flnatv

    flnatv Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 7, 2011
    West Tennessee
    [​IMG] and [​IMG]

    Maybe he needs a duck friend? My ducks don't stay with the chickens except at night... get put up at dusk and let out at dawn.
    Hope I don't end up with that problem... [​IMG]
  6. Highlander

    Highlander Tartan Terror

    Oct 1, 2008
    A drake can cause serious damage to a hen due to the anatomical differences. You need to separate him immediately if you haven't done so already. If you don't want him, then put him on Craigslist or try in the relevant "where am I" section here. Please don't release him into the wild. Good luck and [​IMG]
  7. texasgal

    texasgal Brood with an Attitude

    Apr 18, 2009
    A big Texas-sized [​IMG]



    You might post this on the duck or the chicken behavior section!

    But welcome!
  8. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio. So glad you joined. I agree, get him a mate and seperate him. [​IMG]
  9. benjoycei

    benjoycei Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 4, 2011
    Hi from NC [​IMG]
    he needs a little female duck [​IMG]
  10. FeatheredObsessions

    FeatheredObsessions Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 24, 2010

    I would seperate him. Don't let him go in the local lake though. Maybe rehome him if you can't seperate them but the lake not a good idea.

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