how many ducks?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by supermommy, Apr 15, 2009.

  1. supermommy

    supermommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 3 mallard ducklings and I want to make sure thats enough for a "group". How many is a good number of ducks to have? (I dont know yet whether they are Drakes or the girly ducks)
     
  2. AnconaDuck

    AnconaDuck Out Of The Brooder

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    We keep ducks in pairs, trios and flocks (5 or more) 3 is good for now, but wait until you know how many boys you have.
     
  3. supermommy

    supermommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes I was going to wait..lol How many males to females is a good number? Thanks so much!
     
  4. Quote:That's an important question. I started out with three ducklings last April, two turned out to be males, so in August I found two more females.
    By March it was becoming apparent that I still had too many males, sigh! [​IMG]
    Good luck with your ratio! [​IMG]
     
  5. rlhbond

    rlhbond Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not too experienced at this but from what I've read, 2-3 females per male is good.
     
  6. azrc

    azrc Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 3 females and two males. I think everyone is getting along happily. Except for when the rooster comes around.
     
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  7. headred

    headred Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I accidently have 1 male to 6 females, is that too much for a young one? :)
     
  8. SportTees

    SportTees Chillin' With My Peeps

    Right now I have mine separated into 2m with 2 f and its working good. I have learn t never have more males than females!!! It can get brutal
     
  9. rlhbond

    rlhbond Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Lucky male!
     

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