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Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by chickengirl01, May 27, 2011.

  1. chickengirl01

    chickengirl01 Out Of The Brooder

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    I am building a duck pen. I actually found the design on here. Can I mix species?

    I want to put some Rouen's in with my Pekins?

    Is that possible?
     
  2. NYRIR

    NYRIR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Rouens and Pekins should be fine together [​IMG] Make sure you have the right drake/hen ratio [​IMG]
     
  3. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    Quote:Agree. Especially about the ratio. My ratio got messed up after a predator attack a few years back. I ended up having 2 males to 1 female, and they destroyed that poor girl.

    Good luck.
     
  4. chickengirl01

    chickengirl01 Out Of The Brooder

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    What ratio would you recommend. I have 2 pekins and I want to just go with adult rouens so I'll know what I'm getting. I have no idea the sex's of my pekins yet.

    what do you suggest
     
  5. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    3:1 females to males is ideal, but 2:1 works out, too.
     
  6. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    I have 5:1. but at least 2:1 is ok.
     

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