Drake has no drive?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by fethr37, Jan 8, 2015.

  1. fethr37

    fethr37 Out Of The Brooder

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    My drake "Richard" doesn't seem to be interested in servicing his hens. The hens have resorted to mounting each other. Is this normal? Richard just ignores them when they are getting frisky. I'm hoping he is just saving his energy for the Spring. The hens have been laying for a month now too.
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Day length can have as great an impact on male birds testes as it does on the ovaries of female birds. Hopefully as the day light period increases so will his testosterone level and 'activity'.
     
  3. fethr37

    fethr37 Out Of The Brooder

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    Lets hope so.. I would hate to have to replace him cuase he is pretty kool
     

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