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2 or 3? How many pekins should I keep?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by marybowman, Apr 10, 2016.

  1. marybowman

    marybowman Out Of The Brooder

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    My MIL bought my kids 10 Pekin ducklings for their birthdays [​IMG] We have had them for 2 weeks and now that the girls are starting to honk I feel comfortable getting rid of some (I didn't want to jump into it then end up with just boys)! I just want 2-3 females for pets and eggs. I am leaning toward just 2 but thought I would ask for some input on deciding for sure. They will be in our backyard. No other poultry. We had originally thought we would get a couple ducks and a couple hens but now I'm thinking we should just stick to the ducks. Could also add another duck in the future of a different, smaller more ideal egg laying breed. Anyway...opinions and things to consider please?!!
     
  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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    I'd lean towards 3, only because if something happens to one, you'll still have two and won't have to scramble to find a friend for the remaining one.
     
  3. TimCline

    TimCline Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would keep 3. Just in case something happens to one of them. They are very social and would be depressed by themselves.
     
  4. TimCline

    TimCline Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You beat me to it lol
     
  5. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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    Lol! Great minds think alike :p
     
  6. marybowman

    marybowman Out Of The Brooder

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    Ah I hadn't thought of that!
     

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