Get your questions answered

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by The Duck Ladie, Jul 28, 2016.

  1. The Duck Ladie

    The Duck Ladie Duck Addict

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    Hello Everyone!
    I'm thinking of writing an article with just a bunch of common questions with answers, but to do that I need questions! So if you have a question about ducks please post it in this thread! For example: "How long do Ducks lay?" "How do I tell if my ducks a girl or boy?" Thanks everybody!

    -The Duck Ladie
     
  2. My drake keeps trying to mate with my chickens.what do I do?
     
  3. The Duck Ladie

    The Duck Ladie Duck Addict

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    Is there any way to keep them seperate?
     
  4. I'm currently using that area for my chicks :/
     
  5. The Duck Ladie

    The Duck Ladie Duck Addict

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    If you don't want your drake mating with your chickens you might have to keep him elsewhere or when he tries to mate with the chickens you could go up to him and give him a little swat, not anything that would hurt him, just a pat to make him leave, and maybe that would discourage him, but I don't know if that would work, drakes can be very determined when it comes to mating, so you might have to pen him seperately. Hope this helps!
     
  6. thanks!
     
  7. Cherib603

    Cherib603 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How about a section on terms and definitions.

    Might help folks with spelling errors also.

    Like, molt - not malt
    pen - not pin
    choke - not chock
    Angel wing - not angle wing
    Define drake, duck, duckling, pipping, peeping, vent etc. [​IMG]
     
  8. LearninMyFlock

    LearninMyFlock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So if a drake is making with a chicken does he fertilize her eggs? Can you end up with some kind of half duck, half chicken? I keep wondering what happens or is it just a trying to mate?
     
  9. LearninMyFlock

    LearninMyFlock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry for typo. That was to be mating not making.
     
  10. Well...uh.....has happened.but very rarely.
    See ducks have..uh..male parts...and uh..roosters don't...so uh....if a duck mates with a chicken,he could kill her.
     

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