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Drakes, male ducks...I do not like them. When you buy ducklings, they generally don’t come sexed, so you inevitability end up with some males. We had planned to process the drakes for the freezer when we do our thanksgiving turkey, like we have done in the past, because processing animals is not fun and the less often we can do it, the better. But finding our second dead duck hen in the last two weeks last night has changed the plan. Both were killed by the drakes who to put it nicely, ‘fertilized them to death’. The males are incredibly rough and their time is up. Sometimes our job isn’t just to protect them from external predators, but inside ones too. So add ‘put three drakes in the freezer’ to my to-do list today. Duck...it’s what’s for dinner.