will the muscovy drake treat his hen good?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by animals1981, Feb 28, 2009.

  1. animals1981

    animals1981 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    recently i have been noticing my drake peking at his hen and then he jumps on top of her, she doesnt seem to mind all that much and shes not beat up

    I only have 1 pair and want to keep it like that hopefully

    They are in a big pen that is 10 by 10 feet

    Will he get to rough with her? I hope not! ANyone? shes so tiny compared to him so im a bit worried...
     
  2. poultrykeeper08

    poultrykeeper08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My scovy do the same thing . Just make sure she has no cuts as their nails are really sharp and make sure the feathers dont get ripped off her back . Not sure if they make saddles for ducks
     
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  3. animals1981

    animals1981 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    okay how do i know hes gentle and not a women abuser?

    ANy signs of an abusive duck? Vs a gentlemen ?
     
  4. AhBee01

    AhBee01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If it seems he is over mating her, you may need to get him a few more!
    I have a trio and they haven't been over mated. I have Muscovys.
    I might just be lucky!
    Brenda
     
  5. L*A*G*

    L*A*G* Chillin' With My Peeps

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    contact Moodene for any type of saddle u need [​IMG]
     
  6. L*A*G*

    L*A*G* Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator Staff Member

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    Scovy drakes are rough when mating. Mine killed a pekin duck a couple years ago from stomping her and standing on her while they thought about just how they were going to go about it all.

    I love my drakes as pets, but it is hard to watch them in action.
     
  8. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    Well, ducks seem to like it rough so to speak [​IMG]

    I had 3 hens and one drake, now I have 2 hens (lost the khaki to an injury...maybe mating related). He isn't mean or anything, just...well...in his prime.
     

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