Muscovy beat up rooster today

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Shared Acres, Feb 10, 2009.

  1. Shared Acres

    Shared Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hubby works from home and he heard our labrador barking today, he looked out and he saw the male Muscovy duck standing on something. At first he thought the duck was getting with the girls. Then he realized it was the rooster-who is a full size roo!

    The duck was standing on him and pecking him! Hubby ran out and roo ran away from duck.

    Good lord.
     
  2. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    Be careful...one of my drakes killed a rooster of mine.
     
  3. vicki2x2

    vicki2x2 Super Chick

    Feb 9, 2008
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    A friend has a muscovy drake that has killed several other drakes and a couple of roosters. He doesn't tolerate other males well at all. Especially this time of year.
     
  4. Delta2 23

    Delta2 23 Flock Master

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    WOW.... [​IMG]

    I used to have ducks. And they were always scared of our chickens. The chickens would yank huge clumps of fluff out of their heads. The chickens would chase the silly waddling things. They would chase the ducks away from the food.

    The only time when the ducks attacked a chicken was when they were STARVING and the chickens were, as usual, blocking off the food. So the braver duck, Noodle, jumped onto Eggie the chicken and sent her into this squawking fit. Feathers yanked out more fluff. LOL.

    Those were funny times.....
     
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  5. lowcountrypoultry

    lowcountrypoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    My 20lb drake Lucky is SOO sweet, but he did kill a rooster over food one time and he likes to try to eat baby quail [​IMG]
     
  6. Shared Acres

    Shared Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Crazy thing is, we have 4 acres and then this rooster is from the NEIGHBOR's house, he only shows up about twice a month, so I'm guessing the rooster is in our yard to get food.

    The ducks are my inlaws so they feed them at their house (next to us) and then the chickens are on my property.

    The rooster is deathly scared of me so he can't come in the coop for food.

    He's not our rooster though, so he's just going to have to avoid the ducks!
     
  7. Shared Acres

    Shared Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you think a duck would decapitate a full grown chicken?

    Our Dominique was killed the other day during the middle of the day. We assumed a dog, since she was free ranging. Head was off, but there.
     
  8. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    Hummm.....a Male duck goes for the back of the neck...but I don't see how he could REMOVE it???
     

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