Do drakes stop being feritle as they age?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by mamaduck14, Mar 6, 2014.

  1. mamaduck14

    mamaduck14 New Egg

    Jan 6, 2014
    The male mallard I rescued back in December is doing well. He still has a limp and doesn't have all his flight feathers. He has grey feathers around his eyes like hes old an old man lol. If he is older would he still be able 2 reproduce with my girls? Or would he be infertile in his old age? I'm just curious because my family and I would like more ducks but if ducklings are potentially in the future I dont want to purchase more
  2. chooks4life

    chooks4life Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 8, 2013
    Anything old or in a decrepit state can be infertile, but generally speaking a healthy animal will be fertile for the majority of its life. How old is he? If he's not fertile now, adding more nutrition to his diet can quite possibly change that. Vitamin A is one of the main things to aid fertility, but Vitamin E is too and generally you'd benefit from researching breeding diets for ducks, I'd think. I don't know much first hand about ducks but those two vitamins apply to every species.

    Best wishes.

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