Wild Mallards returning for spring and hanging out with my ducks.

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by r4eboxer, Feb 16, 2012.

  1. r4eboxer

    r4eboxer Crooked Creek Poultry

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    I have noticed there is a pair of Mallards that has been hanging around my duck pen. Will the drake try to mate my ducks?
     
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    It is very possible that he will try to mate your ducks.
     
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    He may try, but if you have larger drakes he may not be successful.
     
  4. r4eboxer

    r4eboxer Crooked Creek Poultry

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    My drake is not yet 5 months old neither are my ducks, I plan on moving my ducks out of the strawberry patch Satuday over to the pond area. Hopefully the Mallards won't follow. I had to cull 2 drakes out of my flock because I had too many. I hope wild varieties don't start showing up and harrassing my girls. I wonder what I can do about that? The crosses aren't a problem because I don't plan on hatching any of those but I have silver appleyard eq coming from Holderread's in Oct and that will be a problem for next year.

    Has anyone had to deal with wild drakes mating their flock?
     

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