Males aggression towards me and the females

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by katiemichelle4, Mar 21, 2019.

  1. katiemichelle4

    katiemichelle4 In the Brooder

    Apr 24, 2018
    I have a male and a female pekin, and a male and a female indian runner (4 total)
    The little guy(indian runner) is just so pesky to my female pekin and has been pecking at her everytime she tries to eat or drink. He tries to mate with her but he’s so much smaller than her so he never achieves! And then my male pekin is very aggressive towards me. I’ve read to make yourself the alpha by pinning him down for a minute or 2 everytime he tries to bite you so i’m going to try that. I’m not in a place to get another female which seems to be the answer everytime I google what to do. This is my first mating season so it’s very new to me, any tips or advice anyone can give me about mating season and to ease my mind about the males being so mean to the females, and myself!
  2. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    You have one too many Drakes in one pen. Plus not enough females. The one that's aggressive to you I'd carry a broom or something to direct him away from you. Fighting them in my opinion doesn't work.
  3. WannaBeHillBilly

    WannaBeHillBilly Crossing the Road

    Sep 2, 2018
    Big Chimney, WV
    My Coop
    I agree: Too many drakes and not enough females during the »hormon season«. In this situation the "pin-down" method won't really work that good. I had to pin down (dominate) my large drake Donald several times because he started to question me as the ultimate flock leader, but that was during autumn and winter and had nothing to do with raging hormones. You should set up a »drake jail«.
  4. Runner duck mom

    Runner duck mom Songster

    Nov 15, 2017
    This is our 1st year dealing with our drake and spring hormones, such fun. I agree, have a seperate space all set up so you can seperate if needed. Pinning our drake down does help sometimes but not always. He's a good duck most days but just a jerk other days.
    His favorite move is to wait until I have my back turned then come running over to nip at me...when I turn around he is suddenly not so brave and runs away :) That little guy keeps me on my toes for sure.
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  5. OhZark Biddies

    OhZark Biddies Crowing

    Apr 13, 2018
    s. central Missouri
    My Coop
    We went to town last night and got a bite to eat, then went to the park and fed the ducks... it was like a duck orgy and a duck bar fight all at once. :eek:

    I’m no prude, but my goodness ducks! there were children around! :th
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  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    Take the broom with you and chase him off with a swat to the butt. Then when you turn your back to him surprise him a few times by turning around ready to surprise him again with a swat. Your not hitting him just lightly swatting him to let him know your not going to put up with his funny business. I had a Muscovy drake that would wait till I turned around and walk away I could hear his Webb’s flapping on the ground behind me as soon as I would turn around he’d stop and look around like “what” he never touched me though. Never let them get away with nipping.
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  7. Runner duck mom

    Runner duck mom Songster

    Nov 15, 2017
    Good idea! I've often put my arms out and gone stomping towards him to chase him off. Using a broom would make us look a little less crazy to the neighbors :)
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  8. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    Def don’t want the neighbors calling the men in white coats on ya! lol
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