Duck Problems - Newbie Need help

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by theha222, Nov 22, 2014.

  1. theha222

    theha222 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi,
    I keep all my 15 ducks together, i have:
    1 Khaki Campbell drake
    10 Muscovy females
    1 Pekin duck
    and 3 Muscovy Drakes

    ive just started to receive eggs from my muscovy ducks a few days ago ive been wanting to hatch some ducklings, but its come to my mind that i keep my khaki Campbell drake in there too and ive seen him mate with the Muscovies. im going to sell the khaki drake this Monday along with one of the Muscovy Drakes. Ive been wondering how long do i need to wait before i can get Muscovy fertile eggs after the khaki drake is gone.

    Secondly i also have a pekin duck who is significantly older than the Muscovies by about 3 months i was thinking about having Muscovy X Pekin what are your thoughts should i hatch them or should i keep taking the pekin eggs everyday. she is also being bred by the Khaki Campbell drake at the moment as they are like buddies they were raised together and they are roughly the same age give or take a few weeks.

    Last but not least I would like to hatch as many ducklings this Spring/summer (Australia) and id like to know whats the way to go from here, there are 4 week of spring. and i need to make max hatchings

    Much Appreciated Adam
     
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2014
  2. DUCKOBSESSED

    DUCKOBSESSED Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wait for 10-14 days.
     
  3. theha222

    theha222 Out Of The Brooder

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    Nov 22, 2014
    Thanks good to know
     
  4. duck keeper123

    duck keeper123 New Egg

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    hey i have 2 mallard ducks both young just starting to loos there furs but one is biting the fur off and now it cant stand it looks sick can some one help me?
     
  5. DUCKOBSESSED

    DUCKOBSESSED Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Also you could hatch the eggs that are mixed but remember that a Muscovy/Mallard mix will be a mule.
     
  6. theha222

    theha222 Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes thought has come to mind many times but i think i might get some Muscovies first then ill just leave the pekin duck to hatch her own when i got for second batch this sumer
     
  7. theha222

    theha222 Out Of The Brooder

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    I think i had a similar problem with my ducks when they were young, can you post some pic and i might be able to help you
     

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