Hen to drake ratio

Nitralw

Chirping
Feb 23, 2020
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Backstory: we bought two ducklings. One Cayuga and one Khaki Campbell.. or so we thought. We were pretty convinced they were both female until recently.. our brown one turned out to be a drake so now we have one hen and one drake but I’ve heard it’s better to have more hens than drakes for the hens safety. So what’s a good ratio ... also anyone take a guess of the breed of our drake (brown duck) He doesn’t look like a khaki Campbell and I’ve posted before and there were some golden layer 300 guesses .. but he doesn’t look like those either.
 

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ibarbidahl

Songster
8 Years
Aug 22, 2012
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Odessa, FL
I have a drake that can be 1 on 1 because he's a perfect gentleman - but I also have one that needs 6+ hens. He's a bully and if it weren't the kids -would be gone. (He spends spring in time out by himself) General rule of thumb is 3-5 hens per drake, but I've seen plenty of instances to sway either way. It will really depend on your drake.
 

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