Well a flock of 2 is not like a flock of 14. My drakes are my little darlings. I love them to bits. They are not livestock they are pets. I could never give them away. I am going to try my hardest to get more ducks but I can't always know I'm getting females. The only place that sales ducks where I love you have to order ahead if time and if u want a certain breed it's even more money and they can't tell the sex. I have 5 Cayuga females that I got from a neighbor recently so that adds more females to my flock but they came with a male. Thank you everyone for your suggestions but drakes are not all that bad. If you treat then like pets and not livestock. My one drake follows me around like a dog and knows how to play tetherball
Oh I think most of us agree with you about them being pets. Mine are spoiled rotten!! I often wonder how you guys do it with 14! My 2 take up half the day.
I am going to be getting more hens in May, there is a hatchery about an hour away from us that sells sexed ducks. I am hoping to get Cayugas, pekins, and blue swedish. We'll just have to see what they have available in May. We will be driving 1 hour each way to get them because I can't bear the thought of them being in the mail! Yes, they are pets! LOL
Again...good luck! Keep us posted!