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hinnies again

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by ceazed, Feb 6, 2016.

  1. ceazed

    ceazed Out Of The Brooder

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    gonna make some hinnie ducks got 2 runner drakes and put them in with her and she tried to kill them so moved her out the coop in to a 6x6 aviary and tried in the dark she still attacked them dose anyone know what to do also is it hinnie or hinny ducks[​IMG]
     
  2. ceazed

    ceazed Out Of The Brooder

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    also she is a [​IMG]
     
  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    I'd say 2 Runner drakes may rape the heck out of her. Once she lets them come close. She is probably trying to protect herself. Even 1 drake with one female can be too much for a female duck. I believe it hinnie.
     
  4. ceazed

    ceazed Out Of The Brooder

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    we tried 1 in a 20x20 ft pen but she chased him i think she might of really hut him couldn't see cuzz it was dark
     
  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    She may how old is she and the 2 drakes? my older females will keep the young drakes away from themselves as long as possible by chasing them off but once they[drakes] get larger they really can't the drakes are so much bigger. But a Muscovy has the advantage she is probably heavier than the Runner drake. Just watch they don't get up the nerve to gang up on her. Especially in water.
     
  6. ceazed

    ceazed Out Of The Brooder

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    she is 1 and the drakes are a bit older 1-2
     
  7. TLWR

    TLWR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did you bring home 2 runners and just toss them into a pen with her?

    You should keep them separated from her entirely for a while, then slowly introduce them so nobody gets hurt.
    And 2 males to 1 female could be a disaster as Miss Lydia mentioned above
     
  8. ceazed

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    Tomorow I am picking up 3 more drakes as am selling them off how manny should I keep with 3 muscovys for the best hatch rate also the muscovys will now sleep in an 8 ft aviary with a 6x4 ft box and let out in the mornings away from the drakes :)
     
  9. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Actually 1 drake to 3 females is ideal . Have you ever seen a testosterone driven drake and what they can do to a female? it's not pretty so your going to have to make sure these females are more than just there to give you hinnies they also need to be watched over and protected.
     
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  10. 6 littleHens

    6 littleHens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What is a hinnie?
     

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