My drake is a real gentleman

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by sandcat, Oct 6, 2010.

  1. sandcat

    sandcat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    he he he well at least I think he is being a gentleman, My ducks are nesting at the moment and the drake wont touch any food I give to them until the girls have had their fill first. Is this normal Mallard behaviour?
     
  2. KansasKid

    KansasKid Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 7, 2010
    South East Kansas
    I guess mine are rude. [​IMG] They jump right into it. It is every hen and drake for itself.
     
  3. pardygwyn

    pardygwyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've had gentlemanly drakes before. It seems more common with trios or very small flocks. Less competition, perhaps?
     
  4. sandcat

    sandcat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 1 drake and 2 ducks, I thought he was being gentlemanly because the girls are sitting on their eggs most of the day and not eating all day like they usually do
     

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