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Is it okay to have 2 males and 2 females? Will They Fight?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Emma909, Jul 6, 2011.

  1. Emma909

    Emma909 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 2 males and 2 females all of different breeds i was wondering when they are older will they fight?
     
  2. evansacres

    evansacres Out Of The Brooder

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    In my experience as soon as breeding season comes they become more aggressive. I was worried about my ducks and so I bought a rouen pair and sold my two pekin drakes. One was always more dominant then the other and they were rough with the girls. I find that one drake to three ducks is best. You can wait and see, perhaps yours won't be too bad...but I know I'm happier and so are the ducks [​IMG]
     
  3. jbrown_14105

    jbrown_14105 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello,
    OK I have 3 drakes & one hen.....I think she will be over-kept ?
    Jim Brown
    Lockport NY 14094
     
  4. LemonDoodles

    LemonDoodles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    "Over-kept" hahaha! I'm guessing that her dance card will be full.
     
    Last edited: Jul 6, 2011
  5. escianci

    escianci Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am not sure and very inexperienced, but I have heard that you should have 2 hen per rooster at the least. I have only read one book and do not have any roosters, so I have not been in that situation. Hope that this helps.
     
  6. duckluv

    duckluv Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 20, 2010
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    Quote:You need to get eight more females, as the ratio should be one drake to three, two females at the least.
     
  7. LemonDoodles

    LemonDoodles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like Southern California!
     

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