Separating pekin ducks

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by menlofarm, Feb 2, 2015.

  1. menlofarm

    menlofarm New Egg

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    My first post! We have 4 pekin ducks (3 female and 1 male) and are excited to start getting some eggs very soon. We would like to get some eggs for eating and also some for hatching. Do we need to separate the male at any point?

    Thanks!
     
  2. attimus

    attimus Chillin' With My Peeps

    The females should handle their nest fine. I have 2 mallard drakes and 2 hens. They keep the nest secure as long as the plan is actually to brood
     
  3. menlofarm

    menlofarm New Egg

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    Thanks for the response. We do not want the hens to brood at all, but want to make sure some of the eggs are fertile - so should they be separated if we want that to occur? Then put the male in once we want fertile eggs.
     
  4. attimus

    attimus Chillin' With My Peeps

    I would just leave them be to do their businesses as usual. When you want fertile eggs just take the eggs out for their intended purpose. Its been my experience that the males aren't as crazy as the females when it comes to their eggs
     

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