My video of drake attacking or mating female duck is this normal?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by 3Ducks, Oct 15, 2012.

  1. 3Ducks

    3Ducks Out Of The Brooder

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    He gets on top of her and steps all over her, while pinning her head to ground????
     
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    This is fairly common. Mating can be brutal, so we need to make sure the girls don't get too much of that kind of attention.

    Did this just begin?
     
  3. 3Ducks

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    It has been going on for about a month, they are 4 months old. I just got 2 more females but he does not want anything to do with them. So now i have 3 females and 2 drakes.
     
  4. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    What is her condition? Any bleeding from the vent, missing neck feathers, lethargy, egg laying?
     
  5. 3Ducks

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    She has nothing that you described.........thanks she seems like a happy duck so far.
     
  6. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Some ducks do fine as pairs. But there are so many cases where the drake wears the duck out, and can kill her. Keep a close eye on them. They may turn out to be a happy couple, long term. I sure hope so.
     
  7. jak2002003

    jak2002003 Overrun With Chickens

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    Its normal. That dog does not look impressed with whats going on!
     
  8. 3Ducks

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    Thanks for all the input, just wanted to make sure this is normal, but I will watch her
     
  9. new2ducks

    new2ducks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I keep an eye on mine because he seems to like getting her in the water! One time he had her whole head pushed under the water and it scared me but she seemed to get out of it and then I couldn't believe she started going into the water and flirting again! lol
    I have 2 males and 2 females. I just keep an eye, like other people said and watch for feathers missing around the neck or lethargy.
     
  10. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    I have seen this going on 9 yrs now and thought for sure one of mine would be drowned by now. It is completely normal. Maybe not to us but in duck world it is. If one of my younger boys goes after my old ladies 8yrs plus I do step in and stop him, too many young ones to stand on and chase. [​IMG]
     

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