Pekin duck trying to mate with my chickens!!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by arpyhh, Aug 20, 2013.

  1. arpyhh

    arpyhh Out Of The Brooder

    I have 2 pekin ducks about 18 weeks, male and female. They have started the mating behaviors, and the female has been laying eggs the last three days.
    The male keeps grabbing my hens and trying to mount them as well! They aren't too thrilled about it, and I can't figure out how to get him to leave them alone!

    Anybody else have this problem?
     
    Last edited: Aug 20, 2013
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Separate them ASAP if he makes contact it's a death sentence for your hens. Ducks and chickens are not anatomically made to breed. He needs at least 2 more girls too
     
  3. msocen

    msocen Out Of The Brooder

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    I had to rehome my pekin over the weekend, he was trying to mate with my chickens and it was brutal. I am so sad! Anyone know how I can get just one female pekin duckling?
     
  4. KuroKitsune

    KuroKitsune Chillin' With My Peeps

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    could you not just order from a hatchery and sell the ones you dont wan ducks always need a duckie friend too.
     
  5. msocen

    msocen Out Of The Brooder

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    You have to order 6. I just would like two. Thanks for the suggestion!
     
  6. KuroKitsune

    KuroKitsune Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Murray McMurray, Meyer's and Metzer have a minimum of 2 or 3
     
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    Finny Chillin' With My Peeps

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