Show off your house ducks!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Scovy Momma, Feb 23, 2012.

  1. 18angovem

    18angovem Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:My uncles turkeys do that all the time! I didn't know that is what they were doing.
     
  2. SilkieSensation

    SilkieSensation Overrun With Chickens

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    Yep, & when you see the tail feathers drop & almost touch their feet you know they are almost done...lol
     
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  3. 18angovem

    18angovem Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Oh. I never see them produce any semen so I didn't think that's what they were doing.
     
  4. SilkieSensation

    SilkieSensation Overrun With Chickens

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    I rarely see semen either, but that's definitely what they are doing. They do the exact same series of actions when standing on top of the hen...which also takes forever.
     
  5. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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  6. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    Fascinating, I had no idea!

    -Kathy
     
  7. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    Now I know why the broad breasted variety have to be AI'd

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  8. SilkieSensation

    SilkieSensation Overrun With Chickens

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    Yep, the tom would crush the hen trying to stand on her.
     
  9. Amykins

    Amykins Overrun With Chickens

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    Makes me feel kinda bad for 'em, the poor, frustrated gents!
     
  10. LadyHawkeAvry

    LadyHawkeAvry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OMG this thread is wonderful today!!!

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    Pale girl has all the men at the moment... Ducky the scovy to her left, little boy to her right, big boy in front of him, with a very dirty big girl off to the far right. Narcissus and Echo of course, are behind the duck crew... In keeping with the thread, they are a pair bonded set.... ....of ganders... They can try all they want, but I don't expect any eggs from those two....
     

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