roo mating with ducks.. what up with that

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Jennings Gamefowl, Apr 10, 2009.

  1. Jennings Gamefowl

    Jennings Gamefowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Got a silkie roo that keeps mating with my duckling... the duck will follow him and the silkie hen around but yesterday i saw the roo mating with the duck.. should i send the roo to chicken jail?? lol [​IMG] no but how do i stop this?
     
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    The only way to stop it is to separate them. Is the duckling a male or female?

    If the duck is female he will continue to mate her.

    If the duckling is male it can be an act of dominance but eventually once the drake grows up he will compete and fight the roo for the right to mate the hens.

    You need a companion for the duckling and they need their own place to roam.
     
  3. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    I have the opposite, I have a drake trying to mate with my hens! [​IMG] I tell him that they aren't even his species, he doesn't listen. [​IMG] Really though, I had to take them away from him, because one of my hens has a bunch of her feathers missing on the back of her head and neck because of them. The poor female duck, she's the same. Crazy poultry, huh?
     
  4. Jennings Gamefowl

    Jennings Gamefowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i dont know if they duckling is male or female.. i saw it in a tub at TSC and had to have it..
     
  5. Lollipop

    Lollipop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sounds like the duckling is just that, a duckling. Keep a close watch to be sure he doesn`t hurt it. May not be a problem, other than that......Pop
     
  6. sweetie54

    sweetie54 Out Of The Brooder

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    they do it everyday!!!!!!!! i remember when i was young and had that much energy!!!!!! lol:p

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    Note - that would be an act of dominance and nothing else.
     
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  7. seismic wonder2

    seismic wonder2 I got mad ninja skills

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    Maybe you could throw a turkey in the pen...then...when the duck hatches an egg it would be a turducken..... [​IMG]
     
  8. ibpboo

    ibpboo Where Chickens Ride Horses

    Jul 9, 2007
    always changing
    I once had a bunny that would mate with the cats while they ate their food.
     
  9. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Quote:I've seen that too!
     
  10. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Let's make sure this stays on topic and doesn't stray.
     

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