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My poor drake! The girls just won't leave him alone.

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by AngieChick, Sep 26, 2010.

  1. AngieChick

    AngieChick Poultry Elitist

    I have 2 sets of ducks with staggered ages. 2 of the ducks are about 5 weeks older than my drake. Though they aren't laying yet, they are becoming much more "amorous". Today when I filled up their pond they immediately started head bobbing at my drake and flattened out their wings. The poor boy didn't know what to do, he's not even 16 weeks old yet, and looked quite confused when those 2 girls kept calling to him. One of them goosed him a bit when he didn't take her up on her advances. Poor guy, he barely even has his grown up plumage.

    The same 2 ducks have been bobbing their heads at me as well. When they did it the first time I had no clue what they were doing. I honestly became concerned that they might have some sort of a nutrient deficiency [​IMG] Silly me, all of the frozen peas I've been giving them has obviously sent them the wrong message.

    I had no idea that ducks were so amorous, the goofy things.
    Last edited: Sep 26, 2010

  2. bargain

    bargain Love God, Hubby & farm

    Apr 13, 2008
    Bowdon, GA
    They are just fine....They are just in the courting stage. Don't worry. Have a blessed day. Nancy
  3. suburbanduckmom

    suburbanduckmom Songster

    Oct 16, 2009
    Belmont, CA
    Girls will do that even if the boy isn't around. In a few weeks he will be thrilled to have such lovely ladies. I am sure he will figure it out.

    We do not have any drakes but our girls will flirt with me. It is pretty gross to have a duck show off her back end. Shameless hussy. My husband calls them pervs when they do it to him and sprays them with the hose to give them a cold shower [​IMG]
  4. sheila3935

    sheila3935 Songster

    Jul 10, 2010
    Stonington, illinois
    My Laurel did that to Sammy when we first brought him home at the time he was a month younger. Didnt take him too long to figure it out [​IMG]
  5. AngieChick

    AngieChick Poultry Elitist

    I'm not worried, I know the big boy will catch up quickly. It did take me by surprise, though. I am used to my rooster harassing the hens, so it cracks me up to see it the other way around with my ducks.

    That's hilarious, Suburbanduckmom [​IMG]
  6. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Oh, to be so unlucky.[​IMG]
  7. katharinad

    katharinad Overrun with chickens

    You should see my boy, he has to serve 8 girls. They are just draining him dry. [​IMG]

  8. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    My drake had 6 and he's worn out too ,lol
  9. katharinad

    katharinad Overrun with chickens

    Worn out, but totally happy.
  10. MysticalMom

    MysticalMom Songster

    Jul 1, 2009
    That's too funny! [​IMG] I have way more ducks than drakes and let me tell ya, those boys are busy![​IMG] It IS funny seeing the younger ones with the older ones. We sit out in the yard in the afternoons while we fill all the pools and just enjoy the silly show.[​IMG]

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