MALLARD THREAD...not rouens, Mallards!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by WaterfowlWierdo, Mar 15, 2013.

  1. austinbndr28

    austinbndr28 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks. I only have 2 drakes and 5 hens right now. The day i was going to cut their wings 4 hens and a drake flew off.
     
  2. goats rule 101

    goats rule 101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh that stinks. My favorite mallard flew away when I didn't have a top over my run so I understand. I only have one drake right now and then the rouens but I'm thinking of getting more mallards soon.
     
  3. austinbndr28

    austinbndr28 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought these from metzer farms early last year and am going to breed and hatch as many eggs as possible this year. Last year i hatched out a few and most of them were drakes hoping this year to get more hens than drakes.
     
  4. Daniel-Sorensen

    Daniel-Sorensen Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. Daniel-Sorensen

    Daniel-Sorensen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some of my mallards (and one call duck in some pictures :p )! :D
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  6. WaterfowlWierdo

    WaterfowlWierdo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    once again I love your mallards, dont be bashful about posting more pictures
     
  7. creaturelife

    creaturelife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok guys i need to ask some thing about my mallards cause i need to down size a bit can one male mallard breed 2 females and still be a good amount of fertile eggs?
     
  8. austinbndr28

    austinbndr28 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes one drake can cover 2 hens. I usually have around 1 drake for 4 hens and they all hatch their own clutches. About 1 infertile egg per nest. And when I incubate them I still have a good hatch rate.
     
  9. RacerWife7

    RacerWife7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey, everyone! I have a question about my mallard. I have a bonded pair of Swedes and a mallard drake. Peepers (my mallard) recently started getting aggressive with Raspberry (Swedish drake) and chases him into their enclosure. He does this all day long. Raspberry is a LOT bigger than he is. So, it's kind of funny that this big boy is being chased by my little mallard. But, I know it's because of Spot (my female). So, hubby and I decided we're going to build another section onto the pen; a separate section where they can interact. But, Peepers can't push Raspberry around. And we decided to get Peepers his own duck... or ducks. So, I have 2 mallard ducklings coming this week. I'll keep them in the house for 2+ months until they're old enough to introduce. Part of my question is: what will be a good age to start introducing them? And the other part is: how do you think this whole thing will work out? Will the 2 newbies get along well with their "arranged" match-up with Peepers?

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  10. creaturelife

    creaturelife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    here are my mallards i dont know what they was doing [​IMG]

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