Random question about ducks and geese(PICS AS PROMISED!!!)

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by youdontknow32, Nov 29, 2008.

  1. youdontknow32

    youdontknow32 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 29, 2008
    South Western PA
    Ok, so I was sitting here..thinking about what breeds of chickens we are going to try n get next year....and ducks and geese.

    But should ducks and geese be in pairs? Or more females?

    Any advice?
    We have a pair of geese

    Cayuga duck pair
    and a

    Mallard pair....

    I was going to get another pair of geese, but if I could get more females I would just do that...

    thanks


    sorry for the stupid question!

    Nicole


    Our geese and turkeys

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    Last edited: Dec 2, 2008
  2. Goat_Walker

    Goat_Walker I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady

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    I guess you could do pairs but that would not stop them from cross breeding. More females would be the thing to do in my opinion. The standard ratio that I go by is ( if possible) 3 females per male. but thats a little extreme to some
     
  3. youdontknow32

    youdontknow32 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 29, 2008
    South Western PA
    So for waterfowl that is ok to do?
    I was hoping, I would rather have more females, I am not worried about them cross breding.....I just love to watch them, but didnt want to get just females if they would be lonely....

    Thanks!!
     
  4. Goat_Walker

    Goat_Walker I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady

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    Yeah, getting more females would be fine!

    Males sometimes fight when there are not enough females to go around.
     
  5. youdontknow32

    youdontknow32 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 29, 2008
    South Western PA
    Thank you:D
     
  6. Goat_Walker

    Goat_Walker I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady

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    No problem [​IMG]
     
  7. eggchel

    eggchel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    With ducks, I always get more females than males, like 3 ducks to 1 drake.
    Geese, however, tend to take permanent mates, so pairs, or at the most, trios is better for them IMO.


    Chel
     
  8. youdontknow32

    youdontknow32 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 29, 2008
    South Western PA
    Thank you:)
     
  9. sweetshoplady

    sweetshoplady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 4, 2008
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    Oooh! You have pilgrim geese! Please post a picture! I would love to see them.
     
  10. youdontknow32

    youdontknow32 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 29, 2008
    South Western PA
    Sure [​IMG]

    I will take a good picture, I just bought them last week...I LOVE them to death.......[​IMG]
     

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