Ducks

Tilly

In the Brooder
11 Years
Sep 19, 2008
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Hi my DH has been nagging me to get some ducks
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not hard to twist my arm hehe
But I have a few questions first

1. How do shipped duck eggs go do they have a good hatching rate. I would like at least 4 ducks so how many eggs would be best to try and insure that. Dont mind any extras that hatch
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2. Can all the ducklings (ducks and drakes) live harmoniously if raised together?
If so what breeds are best for this (temperament)

3. Might be a strange question but do ducks cross breed like chickens?

Thanks
 

cjeanean

Can't Decide
11 Years
Mar 5, 2008
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Personally, I would order from a hatchery if you don't have prior hatching experience. Then try to hatch some eggs from those. Ducks ARE very messy, so be prepared! (If you don't want a lot of them there are a couple hatcheries that let you buy based on minumim purchase price, not minimum quantity. I think Ideal has a min of $20....
 

Tilly

In the Brooder
11 Years
Sep 19, 2008
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Thanks for the replies
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Maybe just buying some would be better. Then I dont get drakes either
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Threeboyschicks - they are gorgeous, I especially love the brown muscovies!!!

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