Help me figure this one out, if you would...

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by ecajean, Nov 8, 2008.

  1. ecajean

    ecajean Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 24, 2008
    Foothills of CA
    I have a pair of ducks. A drake Campbell and a hen Orpingting (?). They were hatched like in June or July. The male has been mating the female for quite some time but the hen has not laid an egg yet. Recently, like in the last week, the drake has been chasing and stalking one of my chicken hens. Today he was in the chicken coop waiting under this particular hen as she laid her egg. At one point, he was standing there and watching this chicken hen as she was laying.

    OK, then later today I was filling the duck pool up and the duck hen was jumping in and usually she is quacking up a storm and today she wasn't. What do you think is going on? Could the duck hen's not laying be something causing the drake not to "like" her anymore making her not quack or something? Am I just being "weird" like my husband thinks?
  2. Karlachix

    Karlachix Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 21, 2008
    While I'm not an expert on interspecies love triangles... you might be reading to much into it. [​IMG]
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Get the poor drake some more duck hens.... if you've got the room.
  4. ecajean

    ecajean Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 24, 2008
    Foothills of CA
    You probably right, me reading too much into it, lol. Does a drake really need more ducks? How many should I get him? I may have room for one or two more.

    I do have to say that I have some love crazy fowl. I had a guinea cock in love with a hen too. I don't know what it is about my chickens, they just attract inter-species relations, lol! My friend called me a "Species-ist" because I told her I wanted my birds to stick to their own kind, lol. (FYI, I don't think that about humans so don't worry, well except for the inter-species part, I don't know that I could look into a rooster's eyes and find love, lol.)
  5. Ivagrovegirl

    Ivagrovegirl Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 1, 2007
    I agree more ducks would be good for your drake.

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