getting new ducklings do i get 2 males or male and female

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by ChrisV1986, Apr 7, 2012.

  1. ChrisV1986

    ChrisV1986 New Egg

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    I had 2 females and 1 male almost a year old my male was killed about 2 months ago. I was thinking about getting 2 ducklings from Metzer but wasnt sure if I should get 2 males or 1 male and 1 female.

    I was gonna raise the ducklings and introduce when older.

    Now i know they say normally a 3 to 1 ratio

    But would anyone recommend one more than the other?

    2 males with my 2 adult females or just do a male and female to introduce to my 2 adult females I have.


    If anyone has any imput that would be best to make my choice alot easier Id be so greatful for that

    Thanks
    Chris
     
  2. tia

    tia Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2009
    Valdez, Alaska
    I have heard that it is better to just have 1 male to every 3 or 4 females. I have 1 male 4 females and everyone seems to get along fine.
     
  3. rainplace

    rainplace Interstellar Duck Academy

    You could do either. I would go with two females since there would be less potential problems and I've always been an advocate for a bigger female to male ratio. However, you could get away with having one drake, it sorta depends on the drake you end up with.
     

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