Why does my duck attack and bite

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by willber2000, Jul 26, 2014.

  1. willber2000

    willber2000 New Egg

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    hi I have a male Peking duck he doesn't attack bite and chase me but he does attack and chase other people. what i wana know is how to make him stop and why he does it? he used to be nice until i bought a female to keep him company. please answer. thanks.
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    I'm really surprised he doesn't bite you to. Once they get to adult stage drakes can become a hand full, and if they have ladies with them even more so, hormones just do it to them, so he is actually chasing people? you need to get them to stop running away, stand their ground either with a broom placed between them and your drake or a spray bottle full of water. now if you use a spray bottle it has to be quick and a surprise usually they will stop in their tracks if sprayed in the face . Now if you use the broom don't hit him with it's to stop him from getting to close , close enough to bite. Back him up with it too, you are leader in the pecking order not him. Teach others in the family to use these tactics. and Welcome to BYC.
     

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