And no, buying a hen isn’t necessary BUT adding to your flock gives it more realism and shows that birds are calm in your area. Hens will work too all by themselves depending on the times of the season…it’s just when they see that jake decoy looking arrogant, it really ticks them off.
Yeah…sorry I could have added more for an explaination for my Jake vote.
The Jake “to me and for me” works the best of any decoy hands down.
Also, if there is no red on the head and/or neck area of my decoy..I add it.
Wow, I have had to defend my decoy…Boom Boom.
The two year olds even attack it with wings going everywhere…lol.