MALLARD THREAD...not rouens, Mallards! - Page 145
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Got a mallard question.. So my two boys who I got at 6months are finally starting to get used to us! Max let me pet him, they've ventured into the garage, and they come within inches without getting spooked! But Max has started one weird behavior, when Me or my boyfriend walk by him, he lowers his head and body and follows/chases after us quickly! I can't tell if he's following, chasing or trying to attack!! Has anyone else's Drakes done this!? Thanks for the advice!
Zehn is not a drake, but she has done this since she was two months old. She's teasing me, funning with me. Vier does it to me, too, and she's not a drake either. But they both are very outgoing, mischievous ducks.
It is pretty similar to tag! He'll chase after me.. then I'll turn around and they'll chase back after me. It's so funny! Sometimes his mouth is open, sometimes it is closed. He doesn't ever seem mean.. but they are a little mischievous! Yesterday they finally got the bravery to go all the way thru the garage and into the house! Had to clean up some poops, but it was pretty fun! Anyone have any suggestions, or experience with duck diapers!?
It was also in a spot that my chickens don't normally lay.
All the mallard eggs I have seen were more greenish. But from what other members have posted I understand they can be blueish and white as well.
If you want to incubate the egg, see if you can collect a few more first. So the ducklings (hopefully) won't grow up alone.
Is the picture from the same egg? Did you wash it? Duck eggs should never be washed because they have a thin layer of protective oil on them.