My Muscovy Drake is kicking the crap out of my rooster...

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by D'Angelo N Va., Apr 23, 2011.

  1. D'Angelo N Va.

    D'Angelo N Va. Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2009
    Other day I have 2 roosters that stay outside of the hen house at all times because I just don't need them. They hang around get fed and follow me around the yard and pond..well my muscovy ducks are on the pond now. Well last week I was feeding up and collecting eggs and when I came out of the hen house the rooster was trying to mate with the muscovy hen. I shooed him off and the next day the same thing..Well the next day I came home and there were feathers laying around, but the flock was fine. Today when feeding up I saw my muscovy male beating the crap out of the rooster as in actually choking him with his beak. Finally the rooster got away and the drake chased him down.. is this normal?
     
  2. azhenhouse

    azhenhouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes. My rooster came into the duck run while I was in there, and my Crested drake attacked him. And there is no introducing new ducks right now during breeding season. He was able to find a way into where I was keeping my Harlequins and went after them. He is not nice being very nice.
     
  3. D'Angelo N Va.

    D'Angelo N Va. Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2009
    So during mating I can expect him to be agressive to the roosters? He has been out with him now for about 2-3 months, but I guess he just couldn't take seeing the rooster trying to mate with the duck.
     
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    D'Angelo N Va. :

    So during mating I can expect him to be agressive to the roosters? He has been out with him now for about 2-3 months, but I guess he just couldn't take seeing the rooster trying to mate with the duck.

    Many years ago I had a muscovy drake that actually killed a very large and aggressive RIR rooster. They co existed fine until breeding season and then all heck broke loose. I actually had to pen the chicken hens up because the muscovy also started attacking them. Once we got into summer and the "prime" period of the breeding season was over everything was fine again.​
     

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