New Ducks?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by LittleDucky99, Oct 19, 2015.

  1. LittleDucky99

    LittleDucky99 New Egg

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    I have 13 mallards, I got them in April. I have 5 boys and 8 girls. Yesterday I got 4 new ducks, them seem to be malnourished. I got them from a friend of my neices. The new flock is a boy and a girl mallard, a boy black crested, and a girl that I can't identify. How can I intergrate them into my flock?
     
  2. buff goose guy

    buff goose guy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I recommend getting the new ducks to a vet first as they look malnourished they could have a disease
     
  3. jducour

    jducour Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Keep them separate for a few weeks, and get them checked out. If they are more than malnourished, they will pass it around to the rest of your flock.

    You are also creating a dangerous combination of male and female ducks. You really shouldn't have added any more drakes than you already have. I would reconsider keeping them. There will be fighting, and your females could be at risk of death from over mating. So am I right - I am counting 7 drakes and 10 ducks? That could be really bad. You really should have only one drake for every 3-5 ducks. Please take this warning with seriousness. I've seen too many terrible, heartbreaking outcomes to a flock this unevenly numbered. And welcome to BYC! You are in a good place!

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  4. buff goose guy

    buff goose guy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree completely . I like an even number flock for my mallards and there is at least a 1:3 ratio for the muscovies on the farm .
     

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