Ducks!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Misfit Meadows, Aug 28, 2013.

  1. Misfit Meadows

    Misfit Meadows New Egg

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    I have 6 Pekin ducks who have recently started to become sexual. I have 3 drakes and 3 hens. I close all of my birds in at night and thought that would make the Pekin ducks lay their eggs inside. Is this true? I have been reading alot that Pekins are famous for laying eggs anywhere they feel like and rarely in the same place. Is there anything I can do to prevent this and help ensure they start laying inside and dont pick up the habbit of making an egg hunt for me?
     
  2. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Ducks generally lay quite early in the morning -at least mine do - so if you keep them locked up til mid-morning, you probably won't have to hunt for eggs.
     
  3. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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  6. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Keep an eye on those drakes. If they start gang breeding your hens, there is the possibility for injuries or drowning if they are mating on water. One drake could handle all 3 hens.
     
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    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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  9. Misfit Meadows

    Misfit Meadows New Egg

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    ive started to notice that the drakes are all over one of the hens. she tries to run away a lot but there are 3 on 1 so it makes it hard. should i separate them. when i got them they were unsexed babies so i didnt realize i was getting 3 drakes. is there something i should be doing differently?
     
  10. lou13

    lou13 Just Hatched

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    You may need to re home 2 drakes, they tend to gang up and your girls are going to be exhausted. Separating does help but from my experience they will find a way out, they want a mate too, they may just mate with each other also lol
     

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