Flock addition... recommendations please

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by bigtrout, Feb 29, 2012.

  1. bigtrout

    bigtrout In the Brooder

    Mar 24, 2011
    NW PA
    Started raising ducks last year and have enjoyed it immensly...I currently have 7 pekins(3 hens and 4 drakes), 1 female mallard, and 7 khaki/khaki x welsh(1 drake and 6 hens). I have the space...run space...housing...pond( self cleaning by being spring fed). I do not plan on freezer camping any ducks...i am raising them for eggs...
    I can not keep up with egg demand...once people try them, i have another person hooked, so i want to add to my flock. I have adequate space to add another ten ducks to my flock. I have eight good layers between the pekins and the khakis, but want to double egg production.

    I was thinking of adding ten welsh harlequins getting them sexed from metzers. I would get one drake and nine hens...in the future i plan on the khakis and welshes to be self sustaining if i have any losses. Yes i know the pekin boys could throw a monkey in that plan but my pekins have actually laid as good as the khakis. Is this a good plan, or should i try another breed...hedge my bets and get half welsh and half golden 300's?

    Opinions please!
    Last edited: Feb 29, 2012
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Crowing Premium Member

    Dec 22, 2009
    I think your plan sounds great! [​IMG]

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