I am trying to breed my Silver Appleyards, the girls are not cooperating with the drake. The three ducks and a drake came from the same breeder so I separated the girls and put them with a different drakes to prevent line breeding. The drake is trying but the girls are not cooperating with him, they refuse to drop their heads and will not lay down. If he does get one she won't raise her tail. It's only been 5 days so I can't collect hatching eggs for at least another 5 days. Should I give him more time or switch drakes? Has anyone had a similar problem? The only reason I'm breeding is to replace ducks a dog killed. It was a dump off stray that got 10 of my girls (right after I got the okay to sell eggs at a local Farmer Market) Yes, one is missing part of her bill, she eats and drinks fine and it's growing back great. I don't know what happened my best guess was Snapping Turtle but I couldn't find it and haven't had a problem since.