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Call duck questions

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Jordan Compton, May 8, 2016.

  1. Jordan Compton

    Jordan Compton Hatching

    May 8, 2016
    Hello, I'm thinking about getting some male white call ducks soon to add to my backyard that already contains 5 Rhode Island Red hens. For the most part I've read that cohabitation between the two are fine. Could I get two or three male call ducks without them becoming lonely or becoming mean to each other? I don't want females because of the noise. Just to not risk flying should I trim one or all of each of their wings? Any info is great.


  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchi Wan Kenobi Premium Member

    Mar 27, 2012
    My Coop
    You will want females if you plan to keep the males with the hens. Without females to mate with they will attempt to mate with your hens, and due to anatomical differences this will injure or kill them. If you want to keep them separate from your hens just three males will be fine.

    To prevent flying you trim one wing so that they are off balance and cannot fly.

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