Will drakes fight for their hens?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by June2012, Jan 3, 2017.

  1. June2012

    June2012 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I read that drakes will run for cover like any other hen, and won't protect their flock. However, some say that they're great at protecting their hens like a good rooster? I know that geese are good at caring for their mates, though. Will drakes do the same and keep his girls safe?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Every drake that I have ever had was far more interested in saving his own skin.
     
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  3. chickens really

    chickens really Chicken Obsessed

    Ducks do not mate for life, only a season.......Drakes will only protect the Hens from other Drakes.....Not like a Rooster that would die for his Hens........
    Sometimes Drakes get a bit aggressive towards Dogs or People during breeding season......



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  4. June2012

    June2012 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh my... Thank you!
     

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