Muscovy ducks

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by swheat, Nov 6, 2009.

  1. swheat

    swheat The Bantam Barn

    Mar 18, 2008
    Alabama
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    I am wanting some muscovies, but I only want 1 drake. Does anyone know how many hens I can put with 1 drake and have all fertile eggs ? or Drake to hens ratio ?
     
  2. MakNat

    MakNat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    3 or 4 hens would be fine.
     
    Last edited: Nov 6, 2009
  3. keeperofthehearth

    keeperofthehearth Chillin' With My Peeps

    1 drake to 3-4 hens. I've read you can have up to 6 hens but I think the average is 3-4.
     
  4. Goat_Walker

    Goat_Walker I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady

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    Yep, 3-4 [​IMG]
     
  5. swheat

    swheat The Bantam Barn

    Mar 18, 2008
    Alabama
    My Coop
    Thanks for the replies. I am kinda shocked..I thought those big drakes would handle several more than 3-4 hens. Bummer, I was wanting 6-8 hens.

    MakNat- I live in Alabama. thanks, but I already have my source for them.
     
  6. Rosecomb-Ryan

    Rosecomb-Ryan East Indie Crazed

    Apr 12, 2008
    Sacramento CA
    Mine handle 10 easily. I keep 10 to each male...
     
  7. tplummer

    tplummer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The man we got our muskies from also keeps 1 drake for each 10 hens and does not have any problems with infertal eggs.
     
  8. swheat

    swheat The Bantam Barn

    Mar 18, 2008
    Alabama
    My Coop
    Hey, that is what I was wanting to hear..I guess I will give it a try.
    thanks
     
  9. Rosecomb-Ryan

    Rosecomb-Ryan East Indie Crazed

    Apr 12, 2008
    Sacramento CA
    Yeah most books on them will say they will breed whatever they can catch.. lol
     
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