Help, too many boy ducks!!!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Jcoa7369, Aug 31, 2019.

  1. Jcoa7369

    Jcoa7369 Hatching

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    We got ducks from Tractor Supply (novice mistake) and now we have way too many males. It's becoming an issue because we have a mix of Pekin, Mallard, a cayuga and two welsh harlequins and 5 of the pekins are male (we only ended up with 1 female.) The Pekin's are much too large to mate with out females and we have 7 males and 8 females. We don't have room to add enough females to even the ratios.
    At any rate, we really need to rehome the Pekin males. Is anyone from Eastern CT and interested? I would like them to go to pet homes. Thank you SO much.
     
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  2. TwentyOneChickens

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    Perhaps you could post in this forum and see if anybody is interested: https://www.backyardchickens.com/forums/buy-sell-auction-archives.55/
     
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  3. Jcoa7369

    Jcoa7369 Hatching

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  4. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    Separate the poor Hen till you can get rid of the Drakes..
    Butcher or advertise them..
     
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  5. Jcoa7369

    Jcoa7369 Hatching

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  6. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    Well separate the Hen...Being you took on the birds you should be willing and able to Cull out the Drakes when needed. I definitely do without any concern..
     
  7. Jcoa7369

    Jcoa7369 Hatching

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    I do not have that ability.
     
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  8. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Ephesians 6:13

    You do need to separate your females from the drakes pen all your drakes together or if you have a drake that is not sexually driven there maybe one in that group of 7. That way you have time to post here on BYC and keep your girls safe. I understand about butchering I could not.
     
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  9. Jcoa7369

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    Thanks. We're working on figuring out temporary housing until we can get the boys to someone else.
     
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  10. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Ephesians 6:13

    We also have a rehoming forum so just scroll down past the duck forum
     

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