mean muscovy

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by pjcooper, Nov 4, 2013.

  1. pjcooper

    pjcooper Out Of The Brooder

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    I came home from work today and my husband said our Muscovy duck had one of the chickens by the neck and was thrashing it. has anyone heard of ducks attacking chickens?
     
  2. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    yes, tell me about your dynamics, does this drake have any ducks? is it possible he was mating? My big hens do run where my scovies do, they are indifferent to one another but my drakes have plenty of ducks to occupy their affections lol

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  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    [​IMG] My Scovy's will grab a chickens feathers in an aggressive manner if they get to close but haven't seen one actually grab hold of ones neck, Wow I hope the chicken is okay.
     
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  4. cosbackyard

    cosbackyard Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it a drake? They can be aggressive. In my flock the girls are meaner to the chickens, though. Luckily nothing other than the occasional nip around the feeding bowl.
     
  5. pjcooper

    pjcooper Out Of The Brooder

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    I just have two chickens and one duck . I don't know if the duck is male or female but it is less than five months old and that seems young to me for it to want to be mating.
     
  6. laughingdog

    laughingdog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My male scovy do that to my bantam chickens, the hens mostly as they are bolder to get into whatever scovy fam is into. Bantom roosters try to fight drakes sometimes and they usually get caught and smacked against ground till they squack or get flung around. my female scovys just get low grunt squeak and claw ground like bulls do then bite the tar outta if get hold of and maybe lay on and paw at till roos squack. if roos try to mate female ducks the scovy group all chase off all the chickens for sec at least.
     
  7. DStewart PDX

    DStewart PDX Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, in my yard it is the female scovies that are aggressive! Haven't seen the male lift a feather to do much of anything, really.
     
  8. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    At 5 months hormones are beginning to course I've seen my 5 month old drake and ducks look at a chicken as to say don't get to close or else. They like to let the chickens think they are the bosses of the barn yard[back yard] most of the time it's feather pulling or stare downs.
     
  9. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree at 5mths they are most definitely capable of mating and sexual aggression, some will show this later but it's right in the earlier time frame you start to see this occurring.
     
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  10. laughingdog

    laughingdog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Darn.. i was led to believe about a year was when they were then getting sexually active, and assumed young my drakelets were just mimicking dad (the males don't bother each other but dad mostly getting meaner with sister , and daughters some too). would it help if poster had a female at least for their boy?
     
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