Ask the Expert — December 2014/January 2015

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Ask the Expert — December 2014/January 2015
Is My Duck Going Mad? I have a very interesting inquiry regarding the behavior of my crazy ducks. Currently, I have a pair of Muscovy ducks and my hen is nesting. My drake has become incredible “needy” in the absence of his lady, and is driving me mad. I live on a bit of land where the dogs rule, so during the warm months my back door is always open. When Groucho starting nesting, Daffy decided that I was the most important person in the world. Not only does he follow me around the yard like a lost puppy, but he listens for my car to pull in the driveway so he can meet me at the door, invades my house (and refuses to leave!) any chance he gets, pushes past me when he sneaks into my living room, peeps into my spare room, and just today climbed up a very tall piece of outdoor furniture to peep into my back door windows. I am curious about this behavior because my

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