Please help!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by clairetxxx, Mar 5, 2016.

  1. clairetxxx

    clairetxxx New Egg

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    Okay so we got 3 Pekin Ducks (2 males, 1 female) from my dad's friend a few months ago. Until a few days ago, all three ducks were inseparable and sometimes the "Male 1" (head of pecking order) would bite the neck of the female.
    HOWEVER, Male 1 and the female have started to exclude the other male by chasing him away whenever he comes near and attacking him at the same time.
    Does anyone know what we could do to help? Thank you so much!!
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    [​IMG] The dominant drake is keeping the second drake away from the hen. It's normal behavior. He is assuring that her eggs will be fertilized by him. Two drakes and one hen can be problems if they start trying to breed her at the same time - especially if they have a pond. Such activity can result in the drowning of the hen. You might get a second hen (more would be even better) and separate the drakes during the breeding season.
     
  3. clairetxxx

    clairetxxx New Egg

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    Thank you so much! A quick question... If i separated the female away from the two drakes what would happen?
     

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