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My drake is mating with my chicken hen

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by lexiredhead, Nov 29, 2014.

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  1. lexiredhead

    lexiredhead Chirping

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    HI everyone! PLease help me! I have two drakes and two female hens and they are mating. I am so afraid they will get hurt. Should I get two females , a goose to try and stop them mating, or a rooster? Thank you so much!
     

  2. You need to separate your hens and you drakes immediately!! Male ducks can cause fatal injuries to hens during mating!
     
  3. lexiredhead

    lexiredhead Chirping

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    they are seperated now. Please tell me what to do
     
  4. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Crowing

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    x2!
     
  5. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Crowing

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    They won't stop the mating, thats what drakes do. Perhaps rehome one of the drakes and get him a hen?
     
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    lexiredhead Chirping

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    sorry what does x2 mean? can I get Two females and a rooster
     
  7. appps

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    It just means they agree with the post they quoted so x 2 people saying the same thing. Quicker than typing a reply that basically just repeats another.
     

  8. lexiredhead

    lexiredhead Chirping

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    oh thank you:D
     
  9. lexiredhead

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    So what should I do? Sorry I am just don't want anything to happen to them
     
  10. If all you have are two drakes and no other ducks you need to get females for your drakes. With two that would mean that you would need, at a minimum, 8 females. Other options include making a separate pen for the drakes and keep them away from your hens (chickens). Getting rid of one drake and getting 4 female ducks for the one you keep. Getting a goose will only compound the problem and, if you are not sincere in wanting a goose, that is the last thing you need. Getting a rooster might help a bit but will probably end with either the rooster or the drakes being seriously hurt.

    The physiology of ducks and chickens are very different. Ducks (drakes) have a penis, roosters do not. The mating process is equally violent between the two but a female chicken is not designed to be penetrated and it can be fatal to her.
     
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