The drama is never ending..,,

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Vickers58, Mar 4, 2014.

  1. Vickers58

    Vickers58 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Has anyone ever had issues with two hens trying to mate??

    I had just finished securing an area to isolate an overly feisty mallard drake when I heard a strange sound in the run. My two female runners were in the pool and one was mounting her sister. She was holding the others head underwater so I separated them. As soon as I turned my back they were back in the pool and at it again!

    Anyone?
     
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Girls just wanna have fun.

    I have seen my ducks do this, I watched closely at first and it appears no one held anyone's head down for more than maybe 15 seconds, no one looked distressed, it is that time of year.

    I know some of us write about this being a dominant thing, but from watching my twelve girlies, I do think they enjoy themselves. I suppose I cannot speak for every flock.
     
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  3. Learningstill

    Learningstill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here, it is only our young gals who attempt this. I have never seen our more wise ladies participate, so it may be a pecking order thing or a "monkey see, monkey do" thing. I am sure after mating season subsides they will outgrow it. Mating season is wicked! I hope we can get spring weather soon, so I can separate our breeds. We plan to hatch some of the breeds.

    Anyway, I think they are fine. If they seem to really harass a specific duck, then maybe intervene otherwise they should be okay.
     

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