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Hey all,
So I just got my first group of ducklings(4) They are all welsh harlequins and going by their beak coloring we think there are 3 females and one male. These ducklings will be our pets and I really hate to have to rehome any drakes. My question is can I keep them all together they are from the same brood? Im raising them solely for eggs. Thanks for any information.
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1 male to 3 females should be a fine ratio
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Hey all,
So I just got my first group of ducklings(4) They are all welsh harlequins and going by their beak coloring we think there are 3 females and one male. These ducklings will be our pets and I really hate to have to rehome any drakes. My question is can I keep them all together they are from the same brood? Im raising them solely for eggs. Thanks for any information.

@naj55   Welcome to BYC, of course you can keep them all together especially if your only wanting eggs.  They would probably be very unhappy if separated from each other. Congrats on your new ducklings and maybe a few pics when you can?

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/750869/raising-and-caring-for-ducklings#post_10611711

Here is good info also

 Western N.C ~ 17 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 8 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

The Son of God became a man to enable men to become sons of God ~C.S.Lewis~

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 Western N.C ~ 17 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 8 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

The Son of God became a man to enable men to become sons of God ~C.S.Lewis~

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Phew great news! Thank you for your responses here is a pic of them at one day old. I'll have to take some more I only have videos and I can't upload them. They are 8 days old today and are already double in size!
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Phew great news! Thank you for your responses here is a pic of them at one day old. I'll have to take some more I only have videos and I can't upload them. They are 8 days old today and are already double in size!

Such precious ducklings. it's amazing how fast they grow isn't it. 

 Western N.C ~ 17 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 8 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

The Son of God became a man to enable men to become sons of God ~C.S.Lewis~

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 Western N.C ~ 17 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 8 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

The Son of God became a man to enable men to become sons of God ~C.S.Lewis~

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Phew great news! Thank you for your responses here is a pic of them at one day old. I'll have to take some more I only have videos and I can't upload them. They are 8 days old today and are already double in size!

They are so cute!

love.gifI'm a crazy duck lover, with eight wonderful ducks and ducklings in the future!

COME ENTER THE OTHER POULTRY CONTEST! http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1136955/the-other-poultry-contest

Come join my thread! http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1134085/the-duck-ladies-and-her-ducks-thread#post_17546572

 

"Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire."

- St. Catherine of Siena

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love.gifI'm a crazy duck lover, with eight wonderful ducks and ducklings in the future!

COME ENTER THE OTHER POULTRY CONTEST! http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1136955/the-other-poultry-contest

Come join my thread! http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1134085/the-duck-ladies-and-her-ducks-thread#post_17546572

 

"Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire."

- St. Catherine of Siena

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Thank you smile.png we are in love with them
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