Flock questions

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by FluffTheDuck, Jul 19, 2019.

  1. FluffTheDuck

    FluffTheDuck Duck love is recognizable in any language

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    Alright. I need to get this straight and see if this will work.
    I have:
    Two male Pekins
    Two female Pekins
    One male black Swedish
    One female blue Swedish
    One male Cayuga.
    Aka 4 drakes 3 hens
    Will this work?
     
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  2. bruceha2000

    bruceha2000 Crossing the Road

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    I know little about raising ducks but I think a description of the housing and ranging layouts would be important information to determine if they would work.
     
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  3. FluffTheDuck

    FluffTheDuck Duck love is recognizable in any language

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    Hmm I don’t know the exact dimensions of their pen because it was already there when I bought the place.
    I’ll take a photo?
     
  4. FluffTheDuck

    FluffTheDuck Duck love is recognizable in any language

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  5. Mrs. K

    Mrs. K Crowing

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    Maybe, I think that you are stretching the possibility, and I would have a plan B...C...D.
     
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  6. 21hens-incharge

    21hens-incharge Addict

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    Having kept pekin, Swedish and Cayuga at the same time.....I really think you need ....

    A. Less males
    B. Separate pens (pekin males are huge and very pushy about mating)

    A Swedish will be smallest and definitely not able to withstand so many males.

    Is there a reason you plan on so many males?
     
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  7. FluffTheDuck

    FluffTheDuck Duck love is recognizable in any language

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    Okay.

    I already have all these ducks. And if males start bad bad fighting (worst case scenario fighting) there is a neighbor nearby with a pond who takes in ducks. So I will give my youngest male Pekin to her. She locks them in at night and feeds them and if she has too many males she buys more females. If an even worse case scenario happens after the Pekin gets donated I will also donate Oliver the Cayuga to her.
     
  8. chrissynemetz

    chrissynemetz Free Ranging

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    I would be afraid that many drakes would seriously over mate your females. Ducks are VERY frisky boys
     
  9. Mrs. K

    Mrs. K Crowing

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    If you are confining birds at all, the least number of boys is best. They just do not get along, no matter if they are raised together.
     
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  10. FluffTheDuck

    FluffTheDuck Duck love is recognizable in any language

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    Okay. I have two duck pens so I can put all my Pekins in that one and the others in the other?
     

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