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 Post subject: runner drake
PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 9:06 am 
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hi, im a newbe to ducks ive only had them about 9 months,i have a pair of runners & 5 muscovy ducks & 2 muscovy drakes.
at the moment my runner duck is sitting on eggs & the drake has started to turned his atention to the muscovy ducks, he is realy giving them the shits, he has cut the backs of there heads. & they have gone of the lay
before the runner duck went broody he was not so violent towards her.

WHAT SHOULD I DO???? [smilie=a_doh.gif]
??is this normal.....??does he require more runner ducks to keep him busy....??why is he so violent towards the muscovy ducks


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 Post subject: Re: runner drake
PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 10:45 am 
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Ideally the 2 breeds should be housed seperately.
If you don't they can and will cross, the result sterile hybrid mules.
A couple more Runner ducks will keep him occupied while one of the ducks is setting.
His aggression as you witness is more than likely his attmpts to mate.Muscovies are notorious for breeding with any other breed and if ducks are not available then to try thier luck with chooks, guinea fowl and turkeys.
With your Runner setting you have a ratio of 5 ducks to 3 available drakes, the constant stress and attention fromm all 3 males could well be the reason your muscovies have ceased to lay.
I would suggest getting a couple more Runner females and get rid of 1 Muscovy male.
Good luck.


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 Post subject: Re: runner drake
PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 2:40 pm 
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Mine were the same they hated the muscovy duck I had but I keep them in separate coops and only let them out when the others are locked away plus I do not want them to x breed so good advice from oaklands


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 Post subject: Re: runner drake
PostPosted: Tue Nov 08, 2011 9:43 pm 
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Thanks so much for the great advice ...ill get on to it ...cheers


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 Post subject: Re: runner drake
PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2011 7:16 am 
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If you have 2 different breeds together will they alway inter breed or are there 2 type that wont'?


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 Post subject: Re: runner drake
PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2011 2:48 pm 
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Anything from mallard inc muscovy will cross breed some of the others will just fight


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 Post subject: Re: runner drake
PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2011 9:53 am 
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All duck breeds should be kept apart if you want them to be and stay pure

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 Post subject: Re: runner drake
PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 12:22 pm 
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[smilie=thanks.gif] thanks to the wise ducky peeps on apf...i seperated them & it only took 2 days before they started laying again & they look so much happyer, [smilie=a_goodjob.gif] once again manny thanks!!!!


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 Post subject: Re: runner drake
PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2011 8:30 am 
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That is a good move they will all be happier


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