Four Drakes and Two Hens - Guidance Needed

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Suedan, Nov 9, 2019.

  1. Suedan

    Suedan Songster

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    Out of 6 ducklings that are now three months old, I have one Mallard hen and one Swedish hen. Two Khaki Campbell drakes and Two Pekin drakes.
    In multiple threads it sounds like I am going to have problems. I would like to keep them all. Should I go ahead and plan to separate the hens to live with my chickens? Can the four drakes live together in harmony?
    Many Thanks!
     
  2. Cedar Creek Farm Lady

    Cedar Creek Farm Lady Crowing

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    My understanding is that the drakes will get along as long as there aren't any ladies around to compete over.
     
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    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    Keep one Drake with the hens and rehome the others. Breeding season you will see how quickly things change.
     
  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Ephesians 6:13

    If you want to keep them all then I’d say that is your only option or get more females and that probably will still be trouble with the drakes.
     
  5. Suedan

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    Hi Miss Lydia! Will it work if the boys are separate but they still see the girls through fence? I'm too attached to give them away. :hmm
     
  6. Suedan

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    Hopefully a separate area will work :fl
     
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  7. Suedan

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    This is just too painful. Why I was blessed with so many boys. These are my first. I just can't give them away. Oh dear.
     
  8. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    Definitely something you should of prepared for in the beginning..:hmm
    :frow
     
  9. Suedan

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    I'm preparing now before they are sexually mature, lol. That's why I am asking for your guidance. :hugs
     
  10. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    Well keep one Drake and get rid of the others is my best option for you..:frow
     
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