How would you pair up your ducks?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by gritsar, Jan 29, 2008.

  1. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    I am ordering 6 black runner ducks. I don't know how many of each sex to order? 3 pairs? 2 drakes, 4 hens? or 5 hens, 1 drake?
    I don't want any fighting. I won't care if they produce ducklings, but it's not a necessity either.
     
  2. LinckHillPoultry

    LinckHillPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 17, 2008
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    5 hens 1 drake. The drake will breed them all.
     
  3. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Quote:Yep I agree. Too many drakes will breed your hens to death.
     
  4. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator Staff Member

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    Or if you don't care about eggs, you could get all drakes. They are just as comical and not as loud.

    I personally would get all ducks. I like the eggs and love the looud quacking.
     
  5. lowcountrypoultry

    lowcountrypoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    5 Ducks and 1 Drake.

    I once upon a time had 3 ducks and 8 drakes, not lot's of fighting but lots of over breeding, one drake is good for 8-10 ducks.


    ~LowCountry Poultry
     
  6. KingsCalls

    KingsCalls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I put 3 ducks to 1 drake........Guess I'm the only one that does this so far. (maybe I should rethink my ratio) [​IMG]
     
  7. Crazy4Chicks

    Crazy4Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    right now I have 2 drakes and 1 duck ( yea I know poor duck ) but I plan on getting a few more ladies -
    get the 5 ducks 1 drake

    Julie
     
  8. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    1 drake, 5 ducks it is. Thanks. [​IMG]
     
  9. afeatherfan

    afeatherfan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got 7 hen's to 1 male.. drakes are over sexed .. I would put my hen up crazy4chicks if i were you (poor thing) :(Till you get her some help..
     
  10. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Overrun With Chickens

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    With me, I would have 2 drakes and 4 ducks, but I am a breeder and think about what could happen, like what if the one drake died or got eaten, then you would just have hens. But thats just me.
     

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