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Do mallards go broody?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by pringle, Oct 25, 2009.

  1. pringle

    pringle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 16, 2009
    Pepperell,MA
    Im getting 5 ducklings on thursday,3 female mallards 1 male mallard and a female pekin.I have 2 questions.Once the male mates with the female mallards and they start laying eggs will they go broody over there clutch?Also will the mallard mate with the pekin?
     
  2. Goat_Walker

    Goat_Walker I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady

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    Yes the mallard will mate with the pekin and ive been told that mallards are very broody. Ive only ever had a drake but i have a friend with mallards and i asked him that question yesterday.
     
  3. call ducks

    call ducks silver appleyard addict

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    yes they will go broody have not had any myself tho


    PS goat_walker i put pics up of the ducks i got
     
  4. pringle

    pringle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 16, 2009
    Pepperell,MA
    Ok thanks I was hoping they would becouse I dont want to hatch the eggs myself,lol.I was also wondering if I clipped alot of the feathers on the mallards wings would they be able to fly out of about 4 ft of fencing?
     
  5. 1acrefarm

    1acrefarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 3, 2007
    Georgia
    Mine seems to stay broody.
     

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