call ducks questions

Duck mommy 2019

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next spring i want to get some call ducks, and i have lots of questions about them. here’s some -

1) where can i get just 2-3 sexed call ducklings?

2) can i keep them with my current flock? we have 3 adult boys who will get their own pen, and may rehome my newest babies if they are both male, but could call ducks live with a khaki or rouen male? or should i just keep the calls with my girl(s) that i have now.

3) are they good broodies? could i hatch out some of their eggs? what’s a good selling price?

4) is one female to one male a good ratio? someone told me calls pair up unlike other ducks. or should i get two call females? and would a khaki female be too big for a call?

thanks!
 

Chickenlover2goats

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I can answer number 4 for you: you should get two females so that way he doesn't over mate with the one female. A khaki wouldn't be to big, I've had a khaki female and a Male mallard I ended up with babys from them.
 

rp riley

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next spring i want to get some call ducks, and i have lots of questions about them. here’s some -

1) where can i get just 2-3 sexed call ducklings?

2) can i keep them with my current flock? we have 3 adult boys who will get their own pen, and may rehome my newest babies if they are both male, but could call ducks live with a khaki or rouen male? or should i just keep the calls with my girl(s) that i have now.

3) are they good broodies? could i hatch out some of their eggs? what’s a good selling price?

4) is one female to one male a good ratio? someone told me calls pair up unlike other ducks. or should i get two call females? and would a khaki female be too big for a call?

thanks!
from other posts you have made it sounds like you have a lot going on, I thought you were going to start selling khaki campbell ducklings. I am confused. Also I don't think you can order 2-3 call ducklings anywhere
 

Duck mommy 2019

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from other posts you have made it sounds like you have a lot going on, I thought you were going to start selling khaki campbell ducklings. I am confused. Also I don't think you can order 2-3 call ducklings anywhere
I'm not going to make any recommendations as just about a week ago, I thought you were saying your family wants to eat your current flock?
once we move we are getting these guys next year but not for awhile
 

Knighstar679

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Not all states will allow you to have call ducklings shipped in. These regulations can change from year to year.

while last year I could have had calls shipped to me this year I can’t. States tend to get a little more uptight about flying ducks because they can pollute the gene pool of natural wild ducks. Michigan is/ was really big on wetlands and their animals.

No place I know of will sell sexed call ducklings. Save for a private breeder around where I live that I have heard of. But they don’t ship and you have to ask get cleared by the person who sells through recommendations of other people.
 

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