Will Male Ducks Kill Baby Ducks?

Male ducks, also known as drakes, will kill baby ducks in some situations.

Not all male ducks are aggressive, but some, unfortunately, will display clear signs of aggression.

Male ducks kill ducklings mainly when they feel threatened by them. A male duck’s instinct is to find a mate to produce offspring. Unfortunately, some male ducks view ducklings as a threat to this objective.

Some male ducks may simply kill ducklings due to their own hostile demeanor or a seemingly random dislike for the young animals.

Drakes can be helpful at times after ducklings hatch, but they are typically uninvolved in their care and their help is not required.