Problem male duck.....

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Ashlee87, Dec 26, 2016.

  1. Ashlee87

    Ashlee87 New Egg

    Aug 7, 2016
    I have a male Pekin that has drown two of females so far. I do not know why ..any feedback on why or how to prevent would be greatly appreciated. .
  2. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    X2 on what NFC advised. Good luck to you!
  4. RodNTN

    RodNTN Hatchaolic Premium Member

    May 22, 2013
    Serving Jesus
    My Coop
    [​IMG] I am glad you joined us! But am very sorry about your ducks! I don't much about ducks, but I would check out the duck forum like the above advised! I hope you enjoy BYC, best wishes!
  5. dekel18042

    dekel18042 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 18, 2013
    Was he trying to breed them? Often ducks mate in water and his clumsy attempts may have caused drowning. Is he still young or is he an adult? I think I would be very careful of him around hens if this is the case or remove him as your breeder drake.
  6. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under Ashlee87 [​IMG] Welcome!

    Wow, I am sorry to hear about your loss; I had no idea that was possible and hope you are able to find a cause and put a stop to it.

    I also hope you enjoy BYC. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun. Unlike non chicken loving friends, family and colleagues, BYC’ers never tire of stories or pictures that feature our feathered and non feathered friends [​IMG]
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    agree with Dekel I would keep your drake away from your hens. Drowning usually happens when you have more than one drake and they will "gang up" on the hens which causes them to drown under their weight. With your drake it may be more than that, he is over asserting his dominance. I think he would due best in a soup pot.
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