Why are my ducks doing this?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Ducks-love-me, Dec 23, 2013.

  1. Ducks-love-me

    Ducks-love-me Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My ducks keep jumping on top of eachother and biting the neck of the other one. What are they doing are they trying to kill eachother should I separate the?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    They are trying to mate - this is how poultry create the next generation.
     
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    How many drakes and how many ducks do you have? Too many drakes to too few ducks may create a possible problem. Multiple drakes trying to mate a hen at the same time can injure her.
     
  4. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Even if they are all ducks (girls), they will do this when they start to mature enough to be ready to mate or lay eggs.

    Most of the time they do not hurt each other if they are all girls. But some drakes seem to just be born rough.

    The ones with the loud quacks are girls, the ones that have raspier voices are boys.
     
  5. Ducks-love-me

    Ducks-love-me Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay I only have 2 drakes and 4 girls so will they be okay? And will the male ever hurt the female while mating?
     
  6. chickenboy100

    chickenboy100 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The male most likely won't hurt her, unless he mates too much and rips up her back.
     
  7. Ducks-love-me

    Ducks-love-me Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay thanks I hope they all do okay :rolleyes: and that doesn't happen
     
  8. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    From what I read, most drakes don't hurt their ducks, though you may notice some missing feathers on the back of the ducks' necks. Just keep an eye on them as best you can, and be ready to separate them in case you have an overly active drake.
     

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