Male duck aggression towards chickens

Epye

In the Brooder
Apr 21, 2021
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Hello,

I have 4 ducks. 3 females and 1 male who free range with my flock on 19 hens and 1 rooster. Most of the chickens are not fully mature yet. Recently I have noticed my male duck grabbing hens when they are free ranging. He doesn't mess with the adult hens.

They have enough food and space. Does the male duck need more females? Or will the chickens stand up for themselves as they grow up?

Thank you,
Emily
 

sourland

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Drakes have penises - roosters do not. Drakes breeding chicken hens can injure/kill them. I'd separate him from the chickens until he matures and gets his hormones under control.
 

Epye

In the Brooder
Apr 21, 2021
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Ok thank you, so hopefully he will calm down and I won't get him more females right now
 

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