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by dorsetduckowner
Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Waterfowl Forum
Topic: Bullying drake
Replies: 39
Views: 4276

Re: Bullying drake

I use Aubiose for their overnight quarters, poo pick daily and top up then a full clean out when needs be. Its good stuff, but expensive. Works out cheaper in the long run though I reckon. I should really put a roof on my hospital aviaries, its usually my flighted birds that go in there though and I...
by dorsetduckowner
Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Waterfowl Forum
Topic: Bullying drake
Replies: 39
Views: 4276

Re: Bullying drake

ahh I feel your pain, I have re-turfed the hospital aviaries twice this month already! Slabbing isn't good, you will get all sorts of foot problems with them. If you use bark (which is good), you have to use hardwood as softwood bark goes moldy and mold is bad news for ducks, they could get aspergil...
by dorsetduckowner
Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Waterfowl Forum
Topic: Bullying drake
Replies: 39
Views: 4276

Re: Bullying drake

Does she have cream and champagne with her strawberries or is that only during tennis season?
by dorsetduckowner
Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Waterfowl Forum
Topic: Bullying drake
Replies: 39
Views: 4276

Re: Bullying drake

I have a female muscovy who insists on sitting tight on her eggs 4 times a year, she is so determined. I let her sit for a few weeks then turf her off, I feel awful for 24 hours, she gets annoyed with me, then we both get over it and things are back to normal and she goes about her life as usual and...
by dorsetduckowner
Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Waterfowl Forum
Topic: Bullying drake
Replies: 39
Views: 4276

Re: Bullying drake

Ahh welcome to ducks :) Forget flowers/grass/anything clean/any kind of life. They are 100% worth it though, the joy they will bring you and they will always appreciate goodies :) They do seem to change overnight when those hormones kick in! I used to get stressed about seperation pens during breedi...
by dorsetduckowner
Tue Mar 05, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Waterfowl Forum
Topic: Bullying drake
Replies: 39
Views: 4276

Re: Bullying drake

Hi Shell :) you are not alone, this is happening all over with duck people. We just get used to it and have our separate pens ready for the season. This time of year I get calls about domestic ducks being dumped on rivers and public ponds, guess what, they are all drakes. I have 7 on my local river,...
by dorsetduckowner
Sun Mar 03, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Waterfowl Forum
Topic: Bullying drake
Replies: 39
Views: 4276

Re: Bullying drake

I feel we know him well enough now to ask his name (and his wives)
by dorsetduckowner
Sun Mar 03, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Waterfowl Forum
Topic: Bullying drake
Replies: 39
Views: 4276

Re: Bullying drake

Me too!!
by dorsetduckowner
Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Waterfowl Forum
Topic: Bullying drake
Replies: 39
Views: 4276

Re: Bullying drake

This is an x-ray taken on one of my drakes a few years ago that shows just how HUGE their gonads are at this time of the year, in the winter they probably wouldn't even show up on x-ray.
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by dorsetduckowner
Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Waterfowl Forum
Topic: Bullying drake
Replies: 39
Views: 4276

Re: Bullying drake

if he cant see them he will call for them and probably get distressed. Its worth remembering that his testicles (internal) are currently about 500 percent larger than they are during non breeding season, that means he is producing a whole lotta testosterone which has to be directed somewhere!!! Bett...

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