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What do you do with your male ducks?

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I'm wanting to get a few ducks for egg laying but NOT breeding... Except most ducklings aren't sexed so it's a gamble. How do you ensure you're getting all females? Or what do you end up doing with the males? It seems the only for sure way to get females is to purchase adult ducks which I'm fine with, but every time I find a deal on Craigslist someone else has gotten there before me. What are some suggestions for beginner duck owners only seeking egg collection?
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If you go to Metzer they sell sexed ducklings. 

A breeder of mallards(grey and black), Call ducks (2015 FINALLY!!!), (I also have a seabright and a bantam cochin)
I do not support the 4-h system
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A breeder of mallards(grey and black), Call ducks (2015 FINALLY!!!), (I also have a seabright and a bantam cochin)
I do not support the 4-h system
Jesus is the king rejoice!
NPIP certified
Reply
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If you have a local farm that sells ducks, ask if you can return the males you don't want. You can still use fertilized eggs, just collect daily, but you still won't want too many males.

 

If you want ducklings, ordering online is the way to go. I have used Metzer's a couple of times and have been happy with my ducklings from them.

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