A drake feather is the last resort and simplest of forms BUT some times that feather can be pulled out by another duck or occasionally falls out especially during molt. The best way to decipher pekin males from females is the bill color. A femal will have a very light pale peach color bill and … Read more
I agree with Dieselgrl. Though even as chicks you can tell males and females apart by bill color a females is a more fleshy dull peach color and a males will be bright orange. The curly tail feather comes once they are fully matured at 15-20 weeks and the quacks come within about 8-10 weeks
I have never heard of neck breaking, however they can accidently drown them on some occasions while mating in the water. But your problem is you have too many boys with one female. At best it should be one male with one female and probably 5 females to 3 males. If you were to remove … Read more
Generally you just go to the feed store and buy it.
Well, that is a loaded question of sorts. If you are asking about wild or migratory ducks generally they lay in the spring and rear their young into the beginning of the summer. Sometimes they can lay two nests a year which depends on breed. Domesticated ducks are a whole different cup of tea. These … Read more
I suggest to everyone if you need answers to go to www.backyardchickens.com/forums there is a category there for you to get knowledgable answers to these questions. I have been a member for over a year and am the loving owner of over 20 ducks, 20 bobwhite quail. 20 chickens and lord knows … Read more
Ducks lay an average of 200-350 eggs a year depending on breed. Also, they will lay eggs whether they are fertile or not. Generally wild duck breeds will not mate with domesticated breeds. So if there are ducks that are flying into your pond and mingling with your duck(s) they are probably migratory birds and … Read more