Help me decide....

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by grammypam, Apr 13, 2011.

  1. grammypam

    grammypam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am planning on getting a few ducklings. I'm thinking 4?. I have 2 breeds in mind. Pekins and Cayugas. Should I get all females, a pr of each,or a trio of each. Mainly for pets and a few eggs. Any suggestions? Advice? Hoping to order soon. Also,has anyone gotten ducklings from MMH?
     
  2. cackydoodledoo

    cackydoodledoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 7, 2011
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    I am not a duck farmer. Only do chickens so not sure if duck math is the same as chicken math but if it is then I would say a trio of each!!!!! That would equal your original number of 4 right??? [​IMG]
     
  3. gofasterstripe

    gofasterstripe Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Sounds like good duck math to me [​IMG]
     
  4. AnaD

    AnaD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would get all female if you don't need or want fertile eggs. A male duck does best with 3 or more females to share the burden of mating.
     
  5. grammypam

    grammypam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cacky.....LOL , I was thinking the same thing. [​IMG]
     
  6. veronicasmom

    veronicasmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would get either 3 females and one male (that is what I currently have) or 4 females. No more drakes than one in a group of 4. It is fun having the drake and watching him keep his girls in line. He makes sure the flock stays together, it's really cute. He was a jerk to the last female we got, when we first got her, but now they are inseparable.
     
  7. maralynn28

    maralynn28 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you're going to get a drake, I'd only get 1 and 3 girls. But if you're getting all girls....I like pairs, but that's my preference. I adore my Cayuga too. She's everything I could have wanted in a duck, and more. Even her laying ability far surpasses what I was told to expect. Only I heard they were quiet, but she is LOUD when I'm not giving her proper attention. I guess all girls are that way though.[​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Apr 13, 2011
  8. grammypam

    grammypam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks all for your comments and advice. I ended up ordering 2 female Pekins and 2 female Cayugas. Can't wait to get them. Will be here next wk. [​IMG]
     

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