Help :(

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by MisPatitos, Jul 28, 2016.

  1. MisPatitos

    MisPatitos New Egg

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    I have four ducks, a Pekin (that I'm pretty sure is female as she is quacking) a Crested, a Mallard, and a Runner. They were all raised together (with the Runner and Mallard being a couple weeks younger) and are starting to molt into what I'm assuming is their adult feathers. The three that are not quacking have the deeper raspy sound that a Drake makes. I cant get anymore females unless I exchange out some males. Is that my only option? I don't want them to hurt my only female. It will just suck as these are beloved pets that I raised on my own. (My first ever ducks) I know sometimes there can be females in disguise. Do I just wait for a Drake feather to determine sex of the other three or should I get some males out of there ASAP?
     
  2. Ren2014

    Ren2014 Blessed Beyond Hope Premium Member

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    You have time. If you can't get more females and don't want to get rid of the drakes, keep the drakes penned up separate from the girl. Good luck. I know it's a hard decision but you've got to protect your girl.
     
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  3. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    You have some time but the raspy voiced Ducks are Drakes....Only Hens quack...One Drake per two too Six Hens....
    My Drakes are 4 months and are just now starting to fight....Separation coming soon.....
     
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  4. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    I just had to make a hard decision to get rid of one of my Drakes....Not easy, but for the good of my flock.
    I found him a great home so it does make the decision a lot easier.
    My two Drakes were fighting and trying to Hump and drown each other in the pool. Keeping the Call drake and getting rid of my Welsh....
     

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