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Drake-to-Duck Ratio?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Theeggboxtoo, Nov 15, 2011.

  1. Theeggboxtoo

    Theeggboxtoo Songster

    Oct 5, 2010
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    I have 5 drakes and 5 ducks. Is that a alright ratio or do I need less drakes or more ducks?
     

  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Crowing Premium Member

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    Thats too many drakes. The hens will most likely be over bred. Even adding more ducks in my opinion won't be enough. You would need a lot of hens to satisfy 5 drakes. I would try to rehome some of the drakes.
     
  3. dumb_cluck

    dumb_cluck Songster

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    One drake per 4 to 5 females.
     
  4. Evelle

    Evelle Songster

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    oh cut the drakes down WAY DOWN!! if you want 2 drakes you need 8 hens

    What kind of ducks do you have??
     
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  5. Theeggboxtoo

    Theeggboxtoo Songster

    Oct 5, 2010
    Alabama
    If I got 10 ducks in the spring would that be good?
     
  6. Theeggboxtoo

    Theeggboxtoo Songster

    Oct 5, 2010
    Alabama
    Quote:I'm not sure... There is a topic about it, the link is in my siggy [​IMG]
     
  7. Evelle

    Evelle Songster

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    Quote:that would be 4 groups to 4 drakes you would need to get 14 hens

    ohhhh hahahaha i just got done reading that they look like rouen harly x
     
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  8. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Songster

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    My ratio is 1 drake two 3 hens. And there are no problems. I didnt even have any when I had 2 drakes, and one hen. But it reqlly depends on the drake [​IMG]
     
  9. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Crowing

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    Yeah.. way to many drakes... At the moment i have a 3 to 5 ratio.. two of the drakes are young though.. and will be leaving come spring, although i have noticed one has kinda "adopted" a hen [​IMG] .. nonetheless he'll still be going as i have sincere doubts 2 drakes and 5 hens would work... i predict trouble come next year... [​IMG]
     
  10. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    I have 2 drakes and 8 hens and according to our top Drake that is not enough. [​IMG]
     
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