Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Shontelle99, Mar 21, 2017.

  1. Shontelle99

    Shontelle99 New Egg

    Mar 1, 2017
    I have 2 male ducks (Peking and black swedish) that have been together since they were ducklings but recently the Pekin has been bullying the other one. He always steals the food, pins him down and has been pulling out his feathers! I don't know what to do and I really don't want them to get hurt! Please could you help!
  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchi Wan Kenobi Premium Member

    Mar 27, 2012
    My Coop
    That's mating behavior. With two male drakes, they will often take out their sexual urges on each other because they have no other outlet. I used to keep just two male ducks as pets and they would chase each other around and pin each other, but it never led to injury so I wasn't worried about it. Your pekin though is much bigger than your swedish so he could easily injure him doing this.

    I really wouldn't keep them together for much longer if this continues or gets more aggressive since the swedish could get seriously hurt from this at any time. You can try splitting them up but then they will both just be miserable and lonely. You could try getting them some girls to keep them happy, or you could rehome the pekin drake and get a female for your swedish, or the other way around (actually preferably three or four girls if you can swing it).

    As for the food thing, that's just normal pecking order stuff. Try putting out a couple more feeders so the male pekin can't guard them all. That at least will help with that until you can figure out what you're going to do.
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  3. Ducks4us

    Ducks4us Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 31, 2015
    North Idaho
    Agree completely [​IMG]
  4. Shontelle99

    Shontelle99 New Egg

    Mar 1, 2017
    Thank You so much...this has really helped

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