pekin causing trouble

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by jerseychicken, Nov 10, 2015.

  1. jerseychicken

    jerseychicken Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 2 pekin ducks. One male and one female. The male one seems to pick on a few of my chickens, biting their necks and it looks he tries to mount them!
    Any suggestions on how to prevent this? Can he harm my chickens?
    I need my flock to get along and live in one big happy coop.
     
  2. TLWR

    TLWR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Male duck anatomy is different than a rooster. A male duck mating a female chicken can cause damage to the chicken, possibly even death.
    If your duck is trying to mate your chickens, he needs to be separated from them.
     
  3. jerseychicken

    jerseychicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you. What kind of stress would it cause if i got rid of him? Would the female survive?
     
  4. TLWR

    TLWR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The female will survive just fine, but I'd suggest finding her another female friend so she has somebody to pall around with during the day.
    My ducks tolerate the chicken, but never seek her out.
     

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