Can a drake mallard sense if my duckling is a hen?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by FowlLanguage, May 21, 2010.

  1. FowlLanguage

    FowlLanguage Out Of The Brooder

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    Jan 14, 2010
    Anchorage, AK
    I have a BIG mallard named Bill (pun) who has gotten more, well... 'Aggressive' with my chickens since I put my little ones out in the coop. The birds can see each other, but not interact. Duckling was born mid-April and I do not know the gender yet.

    Also, at what age would a female mallard be able to have lil' ones? I am pretty sure that it is sooner than it would lay infertile eggs.
     
  2. CoopCrazy

    CoopCrazy Brooder Boss

    Mar 3, 2009
    Columbus,IN
    I would think he would know before you would.. Im sure he can smell or hear something in her that would let him know
     

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