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So I know nothing about caring for ducks and I've taken in 6 Khaki? Campbell? They are so skiddish they run in coop when I walk by I can't get anywhere near them. I have a small pool set up and I have food for them. I think I have to get rid of some. My brother said you can only have one male to 3 females an I think there are 4 males to two females. Any advice?
post #2 of 6

How old are they?

 

This site has good info.

http://www.metzerfarms.com/RearingInstructions.cfm?CustID=11870428

http://www.metzerfarms.com/NutritionalRequirements.cfm?CustID=11870428

Your brother is probably right about culling some of the drakes.

Ducks need more niacin as they grow than chickens

NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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post #3 of 6
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I think they are a couple months old if that. I know they are younger because you can barely tell the difference between the males an females. Thank You for the links I will look at them. Will they ever become a little more social with me or will they always act so skiddish? I would like to let them out of their coop to free roam the yard eventually.
post #4 of 6

4 males and 2 females makes me cringe. Male ducks can be terrible during breeding season and can definitely injure females.

 

How old are they?

Follow my flock on instagram and on my blog herouxpotager.com

 

My Flock: 5 ducks, 2 drakes - All Saxonies.

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Follow my flock on instagram and on my blog herouxpotager.com

 

My Flock: 5 ducks, 2 drakes - All Saxonies.

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post #5 of 6
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I'm not sure of the age I think a couple months old just starting to show coloring on the males. I think I'm going to get rid of the 3 males.
post #6 of 6

Doh! Sorry I think you were writing your answer at the same time I was!

Follow my flock on instagram and on my blog herouxpotager.com

 

My Flock: 5 ducks, 2 drakes - All Saxonies.

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Follow my flock on instagram and on my blog herouxpotager.com

 

My Flock: 5 ducks, 2 drakes - All Saxonies.

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