I have two 5-6 week old ducklings (Daisy and Jemima), and I think I have a male and a female. We only intended for two ducks (hatching from a incubator), so we do not want any more (offspring from the two) because they make a very large mess and we don't have the space. I was wondering if I can keep a male and female ducks together without getting ducklings? I know with chickens if you get the eggs in the first few days they are still fine to eat... Is this the same with ducks? Or will they go walk-about, and come back a month later with a trail of ducklings?
Any help greatly appreciated, and please do NOT suggest the male as dinner, because I am a vegetarian, gone through the traumatizing experience of watching them hatch and will NOT even think about eating them!
Thank you very much!