A wild mallard has joined our chicken flock

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Oblio13, Jun 29, 2008.

  1. Oblio13

    Oblio13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A male mallard's been following the girls around the yard. He flies off if I try to get close enough to take a pic, but then comes back.
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    I had a pair join my flock for a few months in early spring, but I haven't seem them for a while. My guess is they had their own chicks out in the woods and are busy with their families.
     
  3. LynneP

    LynneP Chillin' With My Peeps

    You know what he wants! I once observed a mallard drake 'mating' with a guy's show in the Public Gardens in Halifax!
     
  4. Oblio13

    Oblio13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:He's kind of geeky, he probably struck out with all the duck-babes.

    He follows the hens around saying things like "Do you scratch here often?" and "Nice wattles."
     
  5. FLchook

    FLchook Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The past 2 springs Ive had an Ibis join my flock for a couple weeks. No idea why...never seen him try to mate, just hang out with his new friends. [​IMG]
     

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