do drakes Ever sit on eggs

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by bernie131, Dec 22, 2016.

  1. bernie131

    bernie131 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think the white Pekin duck is a male but I was told that she was sitting on the eggs,..???Don't know now??? Help,.!!
     
  2. mustangrooster

    mustangrooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    From my knowledge, i dont think Drakes will ever sit on eggs....just the female....How any ducks do you have? A pair? I've heard that a Drake might very well sit on the nest to help out the hen (Female Duck) but i've never heard of one sitting on eggs by himself.....What breed? A pic would be helpful...it sounds like you may have a female, though.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/23113/do-male-ducks-sit-on-nest-w-pic

    -Mustang
     
  3. chickens really

    chickens really Chicken Obsessed

    Does the Duck QUACK or does it sound raspy like an old lady after a night at Bingo?

    Hens Quack.....Drakes sound raspy plus have Drake feathers on the tail that curl up......


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  4. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    It's extremely rare but yes I've had a Mallard Drake sit on eggs for a few days. He did quit after a few days though.
     

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