question about adult drake mounting 8 wk old. UPDATE on DUCKLING

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by missionarywife, Jul 5, 2010.

  1. missionarywife

    missionarywife Songster

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    I have 3 adult ducks-2 females and 1 male and then I have 9 ducklings of 2 different ages. The oldest are 8 weeks old. The stupid drake keeps mounting one of the ducklings. Now she is limping and not wanting to walk. She will walk a bit and then sit down. Can some one help me.
     
    Last edited: Jul 8, 2010
  2. katharinad

    katharinad Overrun with chickens

    You have to keep them apart, because those injuries can turn permanent.
     
  3. bock

    bock Songster

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    Poor baby! [​IMG] Hope she gets better! [​IMG]
     
  4. missionarywife

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    Quote:What can I do to help her heal?
     
  5. missionarywife

    missionarywife Songster

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    My husband wants to butcher the drake. And when can they be together?
     
  6. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners

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    Best thing is, first, keep the drake away from her for quite a while. She's still so young.

    Rest, good diet, vitamins and electrolytes, TLC, smiles, and the occasional lullaby.

    The drake is being a . . . well, an aggressive drake. But when the young ones are older the dynamics may change.
     
  7. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Seperate them and unless she has been grievously injured, time will heal her. Unless you plan on raising ducklings follow your husband's advice.
     
  8. missionarywife

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    ok, I have Bob the drake in isolation during the day and free ranging at night with his 2 women. The duckling though seems worse. She really is having a hard time walking and sits most of the time. I now have her in a hospital box in the house where I can watch her and give her special food and treats. So, do you think she will recover. I am not sure why she is worse.
     
  9. Tater n Beans

    Tater n Beans In the Brooder

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    It will most likely recover it will take a bit of time. Ive had chickens come through tangles with a neighbor dog. They heal up remarkably fast even from the brink of no return.
     
  10. missionarywife

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    She isn't walking. She sits. If she tries to walk she uses her bill and wings. Is there something I can do or is it a lost cause? I do put her in water everyday. She loves cooked buckwheat.
     

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