Ducks in heat?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Westwindduck, Mar 3, 2013.

  1. Westwindduck

    Westwindduck New Egg

    Mar 3, 2013
    Fredonia, New York
    I have three pairs of ornamental ducks. While I was changing their pond water today I did my daily inspection of the aviary and caught a couple to check on them. I do this since my chiloe widgeon and ring teal are from South America. After this was done I found a small amount of blood in the snow. There was only 1 tiny drop and a couple pin specks. I rechecked all the duck and found no blood. So, when ducks come into breeding season, do they have a period so to say?
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Dec 22, 2009
    [​IMG]. To the best of my knowledge ducks do not go into heat in the same way that mammals do.
  3. iluvsedward

    iluvsedward Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 19, 2010
    Calvert County MD
    I would double check them. ^ like Kevin said, they are not like mammals
  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    I don't think they go in heat like mammals either but my Muscovy girls are throwing themselves all over the drakes here. not the least bit timid about it either. [​IMG] spring is in the air. [​IMG]

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