Since I have a bachelor herd of 3, I am wondering how they are going to be when spring comes and their drakey instincts say "it's morphin time!" I mean, "it's mating time!"? My parents think it's cruel to have them be pets and not be able to mate, and I argue that since they were hand raised, and people friendly, and reliant on us for food, it's better to have them as pets. I'd like to know what those that keep ducks and have more experience with both wild and captive ones, think about that, as far as how they would deal with being unable to mate. Is there any way to make fake ducks (or get duck decoys), drill a hole in the, you know, and use that instead and sort of fulfill the drakes' needs.