Khaki campbell: 1 male, 1 female- will it be a problem?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by AKnewbie, Sep 24, 2012.

  1. AKnewbie

    AKnewbie Chirping

    Jun 30, 2012
    I keep reading that an ideal male female ratio for ducks would be 1:3 so as not to wear the female out.
    Currently we have one of each and would prefer to not add anymore due to space and I fear that if we introduce another female, it might bring some disease or parasite.
    Am I asking for trouble for not respecting the ideal ratio or is 1:1 doable?
  2. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

    Sep 7, 2009
    Florida - Space Coast
    we run our Khaki's at a 1:4 ratio and the girls all do well, never have signs of over breeding (missing feathers on the neck, rough feathers on the back). Waterfowl in general are hardier than say chickens as far as disease. When buying new stock buy from a good source. If local, be sure you are looking at the facility. Do the animals appear happy and healthy. Clean water, shelter, food ect.

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