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Question!! :) Need some love making tips for Scovies

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Big Dreamer, Oct 4, 2010.

  1. Big Dreamer

    Big Dreamer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] I was just wondering....If Scovies paired off, or do the drakes need the usual ratio?? [​IMG] Just wondering!! [​IMG]
     
  2. Big Dreamer

    Big Dreamer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh to add on, If they paired off i would divide the pen up to pair them off!!
     
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    One drake to six or even more hens should produce viable eggs. They do not pair up. They may have their favorite, but they will spread their loving around.[​IMG]
     
  4. Big Dreamer

    Big Dreamer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok thanks! [​IMG]
     
  5. goosedragon

    goosedragon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:yes and if there are not enough muscovy hens around to keep them happy they will try to mate anything that moves. I caught one of my drakes holding down a wild rabbit he had caught!
     
  6. davekrista

    davekrista Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:yes and if there are not enough muscovy hens around to keep them happy they will try to mate anything that moves. I caught one of my drakes holding down a wild rabbit he had caught!

    LMAO [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  7. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

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    I have head that a drake can only have about 4 hens before the fertility level starts to drop.
     
  8. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    My drake, Sidney & hen Shakers really got sweet on eachother this year, they were practically inseperable, lol. He even sat in the coop most of the day while she brooded their first clutch but he was definitely still able to take care of at least 7 other girls. Total i have about 18+hens and 2 drakes that are of breeding age. Awesome fertility this year up until the cold weater hit, then our hatches went down to only getting a few live babies out of a nest of 7-10eggs.
     
  9. Funky Feathers

    Funky Feathers former Fattie

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    Oh, oops! I thought you were seeking advice on (you) making love to your Scovies. HaHaHa! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] Careful kissing them, they bite. [​IMG]
     
  10. Big Dreamer

    Big Dreamer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OMG Fattie!! Get your mind out of the gutter!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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