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Drake Importance ?

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I have 6 Duck Hens for egg production only. How important is the Drake to the flock ? Are the eggs healthier to eat if the hens are bred.? Art the hens happier ? Are they  a better flock ?

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:welcome  A drake is not necessary for the happiness of the flock.  Some drakes can be an absolute pain and others can be enjoyable for the keeper and the hens.  There is no significant nutritional difference between fertile and non fertile eggs.

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If i could have started years ago with no drakes and kept it that way, i would have. Don't get me wrong i have some sweet, personable drakes but on the whole the dynamics of entire flock change when you have both sexes and not all positive.

 

Drakes are not like Roosters, they don't guard the flock or watch over.. a few might but generally that is not their nature.

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~ Firefly Farms home to

Ducks, Chickens, Miniature horses, Sheep & rabbits, Plus fish, dogs, cats & parrots.

 

"A few hard Truths, One: There are only 24hrs in a day. Two: Scientists still haven't perfected a way to clone yourself. Three: Your list of chores stretches halfway to the back field"

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