Very Aggressive Pekin

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by weebles&wobblesmom, Jan 3, 2012.

  1. weebles&wobblesmom

    weebles&wobblesmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a 8 month old male Pekin who is very "mean". I have 2 runners (also 8 months) and the Pekin chases 1 around and just pulls feathers out and is just very mean. To be honest, I don't know if the Runners are males or females. They're tail feathers curl like a male Pekins, so we're thinking they're males.
    The 1 that gets picked on is smaller than the rest of my ducks. I had to put my 2 Runners in my bath tub yesterday because the 1 doesn't seem to be eating. He gets so scared that he tries to hide in the corner of the run and he got his leg hung up in the fence. It's OK, but scrapped himself up. Is there any ideas as to breaking the Pekin? Or is it a lost cause?
    The male Pekin also get rough with my female Pekin when he's mating, but I was told that's normal. She gets even though by bossing him around...[​IMG]
    Probably just gonna get rid of both male Pekins

    Any advice is welcome.
     
  2. animalpro24

    animalpro24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think your best bet would to get rid of the pekin male. Are they full grown?
     
  3. weebles&wobblesmom

    weebles&wobblesmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes. They are 8 months old, but full grown.
     
  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    weebles&wobblesmom :

    Yes. They are 8 months old, but full grown.

    i'd at least separate him form your runners since he is terrorizing the one so much.​
     
  5. weebles&wobblesmom

    weebles&wobblesmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Right now, my 2 Runners are in my bathroom (the things we wont do for our animals) at least until the 1's leg heals, and I have the 2 male Pekins in a smaller pen inside the coop. I'm hoping I can find someone to take them ASAP.

    Anyone near the Kankakee Illinois area that is interested in 2 Pekin males?.....[​IMG]
     
  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    weebles&wobblesmom :

    Right now, my 2 Runners are in my bathroom (the things we wont do for our animals) at least until the 1's leg heals, and I have the 2 male Pekins in a smaller pen inside the coop. I'm hoping I can find someone to take them ASAP.

    Anyone near the Kankakee Illinois area that is interested in 2 Pekin males?.....[​IMG]

    you might try posting on the Ill. thread "where am I where are you" thread good luck and hope you can find them a home.​
     
  7. weebles&wobblesmom

    weebles&wobblesmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How do I get to the Illinois thread?

    Thanks
     
  8. EmAbTo48

    EmAbTo48 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am having the same problem with one of my rouens he is violent and chasing down my older male pekin who is sweet as pie. We separated them into another coop but hubby really just wants to cull him and be done with it. I am still just hoping he will go back to being nice after mating season since he was just fine before.
     

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