Is a pair of drakes really better?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by KCNC06, Sep 23, 2019.

  1. KCNC06

    KCNC06 Songster

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    I think I read somewhere recently that if you're only going to have two ducks it's better to get two drakes or two hens, not a drake/hen pair. (I could very well have imagined that I read this though...I've imagined or dreamed weirder things so hard telling.) Has anyone else read this recommendation before? And will two drakes really do ok living together with no hens?
    I highly doubt we'll actually run into this issue with our feathered family since I can't really see me wanting to cut back to just two ducks anytime soon. I'm curious because if I end up finding anyone interested in taking some of these spoiled ducklings I ended up with this year I don't want to recommend the wrong pairings to someone else. Like if someone just wants two, I wouldn't want to suggest the take a male/female pair if that's not as good as two drakes.
     
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  2. DuckyDonna

    DuckyDonna Free Ranging

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    what kind of ducks are they?
     
  3. HuffleClaw

    HuffleClaw Wrangling Ducks

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    I would not recommend 2 drakes. Spring comes, and so do hormones... usually they end up fighting. Best to get 2 girls or even a pair...
     
  4. HuffleClaw

    HuffleClaw Wrangling Ducks

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    And likely has to separate them sometimes to...
     
  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia John 3:16

    Yes he does but loves them. I guess it depends on the person as far as having drake.
     
  6. CrazyDuckLady86

    CrazyDuckLady86 In the Brooder

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    I have two boys that free range and are happy as can be. They're brothers so they've literally spent their whole lives together. They never fight. Most times you'll find them snuggled up with each other just hanging out.
     
  7. Jpat

    Jpat Free Ranging

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    Thats so sweet

    How long have you had them?
     
  8. CrazyDuckLady86

    CrazyDuckLady86 In the Brooder

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    Just about a year. There were 4 of them. I had them in with my girls but when spring came they got a little too rough with my favorite girl and killed her. It wasn't really their fault, they were just doing what nature told them to do. I ended up giving 2 away but these too haven't found a new home yet. I'm too much of a softy to put them in the freezer lol Plus they are soooooo sweet! I feel silly for keeping them but they're my babies. I think I might have a duck addiction problem lol
     
  9. Jpat

    Jpat Free Ranging

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    :gigi need duck methadone
     

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