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Introducing new ducks

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by thibodeauholly, Apr 15, 2016.

  1. thibodeauholly

    thibodeauholly New Egg

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    Hello i need some advise. I have one male and two female 2 year old ducks. I recently got duckling they are about 1 month old and are actually larger then my male. My question is ever time i introduced the new ducks to the pen my male wants to pen them down and hold them they. They make alot noise. I dont think hes really hurting them. Will the male stop? Im pretty sure my duckling are female. I just feel so bad hearing the duckling make noise.
     
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Our job as duck keepers is to keep our ducks safe and healthy insofar as we are able.

    I would not allow that behavior. I would separate them again, and try when the littles are bigger. Because drakes will sometimes exert their control to a point where someone is injured or dead.

    I think of that noise as a cry for help.
     
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  3. Amiga

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