Big, Bad Duck is Dead
by Scott Smith
One of the dogs — well, Pollack — killed the big, bad male duck today. We’re now down to two females and two males. Hopefully, this ends the duck aggression, which is probably how the duck died.
When this male thought you were too close, he’d charge you. Too close was sometimes five feet and sometimes 100 yards.
Our best guess is the big, bad duck decided to attack one of the females, which drives Pollack nuts (it really is a rape that takes place). Pollack would bark from the other side of the fence. The male probably decided Pollack was too close and charged her, and then Pollack pulled him through the fence. And, that’d be it.
Animal count: 12 chicks, 8 hens, 1 rooster, 4 ducks, 4 cats and3 dogs.