Indian Runner drakes

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Walpysteve, Jan 14, 2012.

  1. Walpysteve

    Walpysteve Out Of The Brooder

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    My buff orp was injured and spent time away from the flock, on return to the yard the 2 Indian runners that live with them are chasing her everywhere....just her.many suggestions would be appreciated.
     
  2. Mike Winters

    Mike Winters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    buff orp duck or chicken? ether way its almost mating season for ducks so there hormones are kicking into gear and NOTHING is safe from a drake when its the season. so you might need to lock your predatory drakes away.
     
  3. Walpysteve

    Walpysteve Out Of The Brooder

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    Buff orp hen...are you saying that the drakes will be having a go at my hens during mating season? Ouch they might be finding a new home I think.... Thanks
     
  4. Mike Winters

    Mike Winters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if there is no female ducks to torment then probably
     
  5. Mike Winters

    Mike Winters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    probably get more helpful reponses and opinions if this was in duck forum
     
  6. m.kitchengirl

    m.kitchengirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think even in the duck forum we would want to know:
    Is this a buff duck or a buff orpington chicken?
    Also, I have heard of people who own only drakes having problems with their drakes mounting their chickens. Some drakes who have been raised by chickens, too. They seem to get confused about who is an appropriate mate.
    Ducks typically don't have the kinds of troubles with "pecking orders" as chickens do, so I assume this harassment is of an amorous nature. They may just be inspecting "the new girl".
    I would have this moved to the duck thread. I am sure you would get many helpful responses there.
     
  7. Mike Winters

    Mike Winters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they said hen so i assume chicken but ether way, the way a drake says hello to any new girl usually involves sexually harassing them into submission.
     
  8. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    In his second post the OP did state that it was a chicken hen. Yes drakes will breed chicken hens and in doing so may seriously injure or kill them. Drakes are anatomically 'different' from roosters. My recommendation would be to separate the drakes from the chickens before the hens are injured - cloacal prolapse.
     

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