My duckling ratio???

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Bbrat99, May 24, 2019.

  1. Wait

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  2. Get more females

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  1. Bbrat99

    Bbrat99 Hatching

    May 24, 2019
    I was learning to sex my ducklings (I’m a new duckling momma). I bought a total of 6 ducklings from TS. So far I definitely know that I have 2 male mallards/Rouens and two female. I keep checking lol. I also purchased what seems to be 2 female Pekin/runner. I’m worried about the ratio of male/female. My husband would like to wait to see how they act together and I think that why they are still little to add at least two more females. What do I do?? Wait or make sure I have enough females?
  2. DuckyDonna

    DuckyDonna Crowing

    Aug 26, 2018
    Dallas, Georgia
    You've probably got 1 too many drakes if you've got 2 drakes for 4 girls. The good ratio is 1 drake for every 6-7 girls.
  3. Knighstar679

    Knighstar679 Crowing

    Jun 12, 2018
    Seneca Falls, NY
    I am one of those people who would get two females to be on the safe side. Then if you end up with two males you should be good in the ratio.
  4. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    One Drake to all hens is the best ratio. Get rid of all other Drakes.

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