Adding ducks advice

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by mickeymousears, Jul 25, 2014.

  1. mickeymousears

    mickeymousears Songster

    Apr 29, 2011
    SLO; CA
  2. gardenfairy

    gardenfairy In the Brooder

    Oct 15, 2012
    Oh, that's horrid about the raccoon. Pekins are such adorable ducks. I can definitely see why you want more - I so adore my duckies! That said, mine are all females and I've never personally kept male ducks.

    I've heard that it's possible to keep males together in the absence of females, but I'm imagining it would depend quite a lot on the breed and your setup. I would also assume that it works best if they're raised together from ducklings. I do have a goose gander and keep roosters (not anywhere near each other) and I can't say that I'd personally want to try putting three adult male ducks together.

    At the least, if you've already fallen in love with the cuties, I'd be very slow with the introduction and be sure that I had a backup plan in terms of enclosures in case things don't go well.

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