is my drake un happy?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by TherryChicken, Jan 11, 2014.

  1. TherryChicken

    TherryChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    He only breeds in the water, he is a swedish and I have a pekin who is always in the water wit him, so she is bred all the time, but isnkt a layer. My layers, which are muscovies, don't get in the water often so their eggs are not fertile often. Is this typical or is he un happy?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Is he unhappy? Not certain. Can you post a picture?
     
  3. TherryChicken

    TherryChicken Overrun With Chickens

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  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Definitely a happy drake.
     
  5. TherryChicken

    TherryChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Thank you! I got him and blue Swedish drake as little bity day old ducklings from tractor supply by my sister. My mom's dog attacked my chickens and killed half of the flock. Only 1 of mine survived and 3 of my mom's survived. My sister felt really bad, so she bought me these babies. Well I don't want to get rid of him, but I don't know how to get my girls bred by him, UNLESS I chase them down in the mud (been raining so it's muddy out) and toss them in the pool and sit there and watch them. Not letting them out till my drake got to them, but I really don't want to do that either. Any advise?
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  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    How can you tell? by the twinkle in his eye?
     
  7. TherryChicken

    TherryChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Lol
     
  8. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    Well i can tell you the main issue, Muscovy don't usually breed in the water, they breed on land, whereas most Mallard derived prefer water. You do know about crossing Muscovy with mallard derived, right?(the mule issue)

    What makes you think he's unhappy? looks like a healthy drake to me.
     

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