My drakes are fighting... should I be worried?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by LemonDoodles, Aug 8, 2011.

  1. LemonDoodles

    LemonDoodles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My two 4 mo old pekin drakes are fighting. I have no girls. For about the last 3 weeks, Muddy, the smaller and more aggressive of the two have been bullying Olive. He's been trying to mount him in the big pool and ends up chasing him out 4 or 5 times in a half hour span. In their pen, he chases him out of the little pool all the time. I guess turn about is fair play because this morning Olive started biting the top of Muddy's head and a big fight ensued. They looked like a couple of giraffes fighting with necks all over the place. Well, I got my camera to see if I could capture it. What I got was Olive looking like he was trying to drown Muddy. Now I'm really really worried. He's the video. All the action takes place before I broke it up. The first fight I saw started in the same manner... Olive standing on the side and head bobbing and then lunging for Muddy when he floated by. What are your thoughts?

     
  2. LemonDoodles

    LemonDoodles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Please give me your thoughts. I don't want one of them to be hurt or killed....
     
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    It's misplaced mating behavior, and yes it is possible that one might drown the other. Possible but not probable in a one on one situation. Most drownings take place when a group of drakes gang breeds a hen. As we get into autumn this behavior should slacken, but it will reappear in the spring.
     
  4. LemonDoodles

    LemonDoodles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll just have to keep a real close eye on them. I figured having 2 boys would be a piece of cake.
     

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