Number of Drakes

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by featherfooted, Oct 28, 2010.

  1. featherfooted

    featherfooted Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm fixing to seperate the extra drakes from my flock of Welsh Harlequins. Right now I have 5 drakes and 5 hens. Would 1 drake be enough with 5 hens or do I need to keep 2. The extras with go in a pen to be sold.
     
  2. treldib

    treldib Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say 1 is better...the ratio is supposed to be 1 drake to 3-9 ducks
     
  3. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

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    One drake would be enough...But what if something happens to him. Its always good to have a spare if you have the room. Not that anyone plans for a drake to get sick or be taken by a predator- but it is something worth considering.
     

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