Will adding more girls make a difference?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Parrotchick, May 14, 2010.

  1. Parrotchick

    Parrotchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 13, 2009
    Boonsboro MD
    My Muscovy drake Ivan has some identitiy issues. He was raised with chickens and had been trying to mate them last fall. I got him his own female Muscovy named Clarabel and they share a pen. Ivan doesn't show much romantic interest in her (though my Pekin drakes in the next pen sure do!). I think he's more interested in me as he follows me everywhere, nipping at my feet and generally not showing interest in duck activities. Someone has offered me a couple more female Muscovies. Will this help remind him that he's a drake? Will it upset Clarabel, who loves her big dog house and sqeaks when interlopers such as myself walk by? I've already got all sorts of social engineering going on because of naughty drakes and roosters.
  2. CoopCrazy

    CoopCrazy Brooder Boss

    Mar 3, 2009
    Not sure if it will help to get more females... I do know though not to allow him to mount your chickens .. A duck has a penis ( unlike a rooster) and it can cause major damage to a hen....

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