Gender

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by farmergurl, Jan 30, 2011.

  1. farmergurl

    farmergurl New Egg

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    Hi there! I'm getting 5 ducklings in the spring(Mallards) and I was wondering if it would be okay for me to get all females. Would it be unhealthy for them? For instance, would it cause fights? This may sound like a silly question, but it's my first time and I'm nervous! [​IMG]
    Thank You!
     
  2. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    I have 4 females, 10 months old. They get along fine.

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  3. farmergurl

    farmergurl New Egg

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    Alright thank you! I was worried haha
     
  4. desertdarlene

    desertdarlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It would be fine. You can always add a male later. It's mostly a problem when you get several males and only couple females. All of one gender is usually not a problem.
     
  5. nettie

    nettie Enslaved by Indoor Ducks

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    I have 6 females, despite their names, and they all get along great. Occassinally there are some pecking order squabbles, but they pretty much determined wh is at the top and who's at the bottom. lol
     
  6. Winggedheart

    Winggedheart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good luck with your birds. [​IMG]
    And we currently have three drakes, and one hen. They all get along okay---though you can always keep a eye on them.
     

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