Male duck question......

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by SamiLexi, Oct 17, 2015.

  1. SamiLexi

    SamiLexi Out Of The Brooder

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    I was told by someone that because I have 2 males that one will kill the other in the spring time when mating season happens. Is this true? If so what can I do to prevent that from happening? Thank you!
     
  2. needlessjunk

    needlessjunk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There may be a few scuffles but no, they shouldn't kill each other especially if they are together now. They only time there are usually really big problems is when you have too many males to females or if you have chickens. That is when you really need to be worried.
     
  3. SamiLexi

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    I have 2 males and 1 female. My other duck (unsure of the sex died before they were full grown). I'm also not even for sure that my Pekin is a female. I'm just going by what i've read on here. But all 3 ducks have been together since they were ducklings!
     
  4. needlessjunk

    needlessjunk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Check out this link on voice sexing. If you have 2 males to 1 female that is a BIG problem. Drakes need 3+ females each. So you would need 6+ females for 2 males. I had 1 drake to 5 females and that wasn't enough and he tore up the backs of 3 of them.
    http://www.majesticwaterfowl.org/artquacks.htm
     
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  5. SamiLexi

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    After listening to the audio my white duck is definitely a female. I know my other 2 are for sure males. 1 is a mallard and 1 is a rouen. What do I do with males? Do I separate them?
     
  6. needlessjunk

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    if you Separate them from the female and she needs another female companion. Or You can add 6+ females for your two males or you can find one male a home and keep one male. Keep careful tabs on them and see if by chance it will work out but be prepared to separate them quickly if needed. Ducks can't be alone and you need more females.
     
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    I meant separate the 2 males. Leave one with the female and put the other male in a separate pen until mating season is over. I would love to be able to add to my duck collection but we don't have the room right now.
     
  8. needlessjunk

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    Male ducks don't just stop after mating season and will mate all year long so you will need to do a permanent setup. Have 1 male to 1 female more than likely will not be enough so have a back up plan on what you will do if that doesn't work.
     
  9. SamiLexi

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    Gotcha. So just adding one more female won't work therefore I guess I will have to give the male duck away and just have 1 and 1 until I'm able to have the correct ratio.
     
  10. needlessjunk

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    Could you get one female and keep the 2 females together and then keep the 2 males together. They would have to be separate flocks and never interact and see each other, but then you can keep all of them. How old are they now? I'm sorry to not have better news. The other option is to just keep the males and find the female a new home. The boys should be fine together as long as there are no females around. I had 2 males and they were great and happy together but they were the only ones. Ducks needs company and you can't just have a lone duck they get depressed.
     

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