My drakes are fighting -- please help!?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Huntercat, Jan 31, 2016.

  1. Huntercat

    Huntercat New Egg

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    I have six Khaki Campbell ducks, four females, two males. Just recently the two drakes have been fighting, the more dominant one has been pulling feathers off of the other one. It's almost February and we're expecting a cold snap; I don't want the other drake to freeze to death. I've separated them, until we get more females. Is there anything else I can do? Anything I can feed the poor drake so that he gets stronger/etc? Should I put two females with each drake or just leave the less dominant one by himself? Thank you.
     
  2. Lamaremybabies

    Lamaremybabies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Now just my own personal opinion, but I wouldn't keep them completely separated unless it's causing him to stress. I'd give him an area where they can see each other but can't get to each other. But this sounds to just be a drake to "hen" ratio issue I'd get some more hens.
     
  3. Orca5094

    Orca5094 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would just keep them separated by a fence for now, so they can all see each other and be close but no one gets hurt. Also, I would give each drake a couple females so no one is alone. Otherwise, your less dominant drake will just be stressed and pace all day trying to get to his flock.
     

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