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Male to female ratio

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Lilki, Jul 27, 2016.

  1. Lilki

    Lilki Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I currently have two mallards, a male and a female. I'm going to get two more Welsh Harlequins. Should they both be female, so it's three hens to one drake, or does it matter?
     
  2. Spyderk117

    Spyderk117 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The Harlequins should be female. To many drakes to one female is not good.
    You will more get more eggs too.
     
  3. Lilki

    Lilki Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ah, I figured something like that. Is there a general rule for how many hens to a drake? Thank you so much for the answer!
     
  4. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    Drakes do well with two too six hens...At this time I have two hens per Drake and it is going well. I Free range all my Ducks together and for now the Drakes get along for the most part...
     
  5. Spyderk117

    Spyderk117 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes there is, I think it's 1 drake to 4 to 5 hens. You're welcome!
     

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