My drake, Peeta will only mate with one hen

LlamaGirl4

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My Pekin drake, Peeta is a lucky boy. He’s the only drake of 24 hens. We are possibly going to try to let some of our hens hatch their own ducklings but so far Peeta has only been mounting one hen, katniss. (I think it’s funny that Peeta chose katniss! What a coincidence!) Katniss is fine with it but we wanted several hens to lay fertilized eggs but only katniss will. Peeta almost ignores the other ducks and will only pay attention to katniss. Earlier one of our other ducks, leia tried to get Peetas attention and she mounted him! Is this normal? How do I get Peeta to mate other ducks?
 

QuacksALot

Chirping
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You have to separate Katniss from the male. What happens is, the drake will mate too much with her. She will start getting bald. And eventually, die. Here's what I would do: Separate Katniss, or the drake away from the flock for a little bit. (approximately 4 months) Also, 24 hens with 1 drake will lead to bad news.
 

LlamaGirl4

Crowing
Nov 2, 2018
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NW Ohio
You have to separate Katniss from the male. What happens is, the drake will mate too much with her. She will start getting bald. And eventually, die. Here's what I would do: Separate Katniss, or the drake away from the flock for a little bit. (approximately 4 months) Also, 24 hens with 1 drake will lead to bad news.
How many drakes would you recommend? We have plenty of room to get more and will get more if necessary. I will separate katniss is the morning with a few other hens so she doesn’t get lonely. Thanks for your help
 

QuacksALot

Chirping
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How many drakes would you recommend? We have plenty of room to get more and will get more if necessary. I will separate katniss is the morning with a few other hens so she doesn’t get lonely. Thanks for your help
You should have 1 drake per 5 hens.. I'll let you do the math.
 

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