Pool time will never be the same

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by grawg, Sep 19, 2011.

  1. grawg

    grawg Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 31, 2011
    East Tennessee
    It started off so sweet and innocent. They would happily splash and clean themselves at bath time. Now, in the past week it has become an x-rated event. Full of love triangles, drama, deceit, romantic "gestures" and what have you. *sigh* They grow up so fast and now I understand the 1 drake to 4 duck ratio. Unfortunately, I have 2 drakes and 3 ducks so Joe or Moe will have to go.
  2. bayyjayy

    bayyjayy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 5, 2011
    This is the only thing I hate about owning these ducks. Literally, the ONLY thing I dont' enjoy about them. Well, and their poop! But even that isn't that bad.
  3. animalpro24

    animalpro24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 13, 2011
    I know how you feel!! Can't they choose a different time to do it! LOL! Now it's not even fun to go out and sit with them! [​IMG] Crazy birds!
  4. D'Angelo N Va.

    D'Angelo N Va. Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2009
    I know, some of mine are starting and I feel like I shouldn't be around..... lol
  5. ChickInDelight

    ChickInDelight Never an Empty Nest

    Apr 27, 2011
    Browntown, VA
    My dominant Mallard drake has claimed the 3 Mallard ducks. He fights with the other drake and does not even let him in the pool.

    For some reason, the 2 Pekin drakes are allowed to about drown the little ducks. Males! [​IMG]
  6. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners

    Jan 3, 2010
    Southern New England
    Yes, ducks seem entirely uninhibited.
  7. grawg

    grawg Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 31, 2011
    East Tennessee
    Lol, the behavior was getting too raunchy for me when my 4yo son came by wondering why we needed to get rid of Moe. I told him to stick around and he would find out. He could understand that the neck biting and such was mean behavior and I tried to explain that the two males couldn't get along.

    At this point, my main concern is for the ducks wellbeing since they will be providing the eggs and that along with pest control is the main reason for the flock.

    Fortunately, I know someone willing to take in the extra drake and they have two muscovy ducks so he should be better off.
  8. ducksinarow

    ducksinarow Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2011
    I also have 2 boys and 3 girls. It has not been a problem so far. They are about 7 months old. But I do plan on getting a few more hens. I look at 1 of the boys as a spare if one should die. I would still have a little man for the flock. I do think it is cute how the males stand straight and tall while the females are always but up looking for bugs. [​IMG]
  9. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

    May 24, 2011
    On, Canada

    Although, i actually have 2 on 2 here(2 hens/2 drakes)... well 'technically' i have two more hens(younger) but they are running together not with the older ones..the flock has yet to 'join' and all is ok.. for now..
  10. duck walk

    duck walk Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 13, 2009
    white springs, fl
    yep...the ganders are fighting, the geese are laying, the drakes are chasing, the ducks are running and the pools are like a porn movie...summer was so nice with everyone together under the peach trees napping and taking the occasional dip in the pool...

    chaos, it is chaos I tell u...[​IMG]

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