Whoo Hoo.. My Ducks are Mating!! Questions??

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Chickie Mamma, Apr 27, 2009.

  1. Chickie Mamma

    Chickie Mamma Farmer at Heart

    Apr 20, 2008
    Sherman, CT
    Hello, I am so excited! [​IMG] Miss Sunshine and Rex have been mating! [​IMG] Sunshine managed to squeeze under the chicken coop and made a large "bowl - like" nest. Is this where she will most likely lay her eggs and sit on them? Rex is young, and I haven't noticed them mating until today. Will they only mate in the pool? Everytime they are in the pool he mates her 3 or 4 times before getting out. [​IMG] I don't know if he's doing it right but they just eat and sleep when they are out of the pool. Will she go broody like a chicken? Thanks for any replys! [​IMG]
     
  2. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    Awww! Miss Sunshine has a hunky boyfriend [​IMG]

    As for mating in the water...Jack only mates Lana on land and only mates Chrissy in the water. No clue why, but they seem to enjoy this arrangement so who am I to argue [​IMG]

    She may go broody once she gets a good sized clutch going.
     
  3. Chickie Mamma

    Chickie Mamma Farmer at Heart

    Apr 20, 2008
    Sherman, CT
    Rex is a gorgeous Pekin!! Here are a couple pics of the happy couple!
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  4. headred

    headred Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I LOVE the top do! How old are they?
     
  5. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Dont get your hopes up for a duck going broody, its not very common for most breeds. They tend to just lay them and go,but you may get lucky and have one that will sit on the eggs.
    congrats!
     
  6. LoveMyBirds

    LoveMyBirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:My ducks (Cayugas and one Rouen) they do it in the water on land, whenever the erg hits the drake, the drake hits a hen..[​IMG]

    As for setting.. I do not know... I have one hen that sets for about 4-5 hours then she's off and messing around until I put them up for the night.. She might set again the next day a few hours or she might not..

    So what I have done, was mark 6 eggs with pencil... Any new eggs found in the nest is removed when she is gone..

    So the way I see it now after about a week.. I just wasted 6 eggs.. I do not see how those can hatch ..
     
  7. Chickie Mamma

    Chickie Mamma Farmer at Heart

    Apr 20, 2008
    Sherman, CT
    Quote:Hello, Miss Sunshine (Crested) is 1 year old this May and Rex (Pekin Drake) is 4 months old. Her poof is not as big as it usually is. This winter she had some troubles with the "poof" feathers freezing after she would wash herself. Alot fell out, its getting fuller now..
     

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