3 drakes and a hen ...ugh

Kim bi3

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I have rouen ducks and I'm a first time duck owner. I'm quickly figuring things out.
My intention was to get eggs from a small flock and my daughters surprised me..ugh.
What should I do? I want more hens and less drakes cause I read drakes will give my 1 hen a hard time. I do believe I'm correct on the sex because of the green shine coming in on their heads.
They're all the same age...8 weeks old.
Thanks for your help
 

keesmom

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You're going to have to either get rid of 2 drakes, or keep the males in a separate pen. Keeping all four together will likely result in a dead hen.
 

Kim bi3

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I agree and That's the hard part. What age should I get rid of them? I'm going to get 4 hens soon. Should I still get rid of 2 drakes or 1? Or what?
 

keesmom

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I would only keep one. Or if you're up for keeping 2 pens keep the drakes in one and the hens in another.

If you are going to part with 2, probably the sooner the better. Before they hit puberty.
 

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