Hens Per Drakes

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Dan Sutton, Mar 27, 2015.

  1. Dan Sutton

    Dan Sutton New Egg

    Apr 25, 2014
    i am expanding my duck "farm" from 3 hens and one drake to 16 ducks.[​IMG]
    i have read that you should only have 5-6 hens for every drake, but if i go by those rules i cant have 16 ducks i could only get 14.[​IMG]

    i started with 8 ducks (1 drake & 7 hens) and had no problems with fertilization.

    I dont want to overwhelm my drakes with girls but i need the extra two hens to break even.
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners

    Jan 3, 2010
    Southern New England
    Go with the extra two. I have twelve girls and one boy.

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