2 male ducks - how many females

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by bbear690, Oct 23, 2016.

  1. bbear690

    bbear690 New Egg

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    Hi, i got my
    Lovely ducks when they where 6 weeks old, they are runners and now 25weeks and it is now apparent my matha and mable are boys :/ now myself and the children have become very attached to our Now dipper and Dave and don't want to part with them
    But we also only got them to provide eggs,
    So question is how many
    Girls would i need to go with the boys and also how to introduce or am i stuck with my two lovely boys and no eggs ? Will they be ok together as they have lived together since hatching :)
    They have the best characters and I love them so much :)
     
  2. dotknott

    dotknott Chillin' With My Peeps

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    3-4 ladies each is the rule of thumb. You might be able to do fewer now, but not in the spring when the breeding season starts up.
     
  3. TLWR

    TLWR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have a way to separate when the boys go nuts? If so, you can get away with fewer girls. If not, you'll want to be sure you have enough for both boys attention - 3-4 per boy.
     
  4. chickens really

    chickens really Chicken Obsessed

    It will be a huge change in flock dynamics once you introduce hens to the flock....I have three hens and two Drakes...Once spring comes I will have to put my Call Duck pair in their own pen...Either build another Duck pen and get Hens or just enjoy your pet Drakes without getting eggs.....?

    Cheers!
     
  5. buff goose guy

    buff goose guy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would definitely get 4, I have three females for my 2 call drakes and one female got so over bred that I had to take her to the vet and put her in isolation because her eye got swollen shut from one of the males.
     

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