Well I currently am in a predicament. I have 3 males and one female duck. Obviously, I need more females. My current female has had no luck with setting and being successful. I know she is capable of giving me beautiful ducklings, but its a long shot. She has laid over 75 eggs since july, but I only have had one duckling hatch. I was hoping she would hatch successfully and that we could just keep her female ducklings and sell the males. But, thats not looking too good right now. So, should I go out and buy / adopt two - three more females? Or should I just wait and separate my female and one male. My flock is small so I know they would not enjoy this AT ALL. and I hate to stress out any animal. The whole problem with buying / adopting is finding females that will be sexually mature by spring or that already are sexually mature. Not many people want to give up productive females. So... Advice? If only I could find someone near by that would be willing to offer some females Breed doesnt really matter to me. the males I have are mallard, domestic bibbed mallard, and mallard / buff cross. Im just worried about my little girl being abused this coming season.