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Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Theeggboxtoo, Nov 15, 2011.
I have 5 drakes and 5 ducks. Is that a alright ratio or do I need less drakes or more ducks?
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.
One drake per 4 to 5 females.
oh cut the drakes down WAY DOWN!! if you want 2 drakes you need 8 hens
What kind of ducks do you have??
If I got 10 ducks in the spring would that be good?
Quote:I'm not sure... There is a topic about it, the link is in my siggy
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
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
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 .. nonetheless he'll still be going as i have sincere doubts 2 drakes and 5 hens would work... i predict trouble come next year...
I have 2 drakes and 8 hens and according to our top Drake that is not enough.