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Should I get them?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by allergymama, Mar 24, 2016.

  1. allergymama

    allergymama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a mixed flock of 8 (females: 1rouen, 1 pekin, 4 WH; males: 1 ea khaki Campbell, WH). I want to increase the flock by 6 and have an opportunity to get some pekin day olds. I am worried that if some are male (straight run) that they could hurt the smaller breed of WH females, or maybe even drowned them. What are the chances/ likelihood? KC & WH males that I have now don't pose the girls any real problems (other than with general randiness lol).
     
    Last edited: Mar 24, 2016
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners

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    I would hesitate, for the reasons you cite. Sometimes straight runs have mostly drakes.
     
  3. allergymama

    allergymama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you. I didn't know if I was over-reacting to it and I don't want to have to cull most of them. :-(
     
  4. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners

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  5. Vosh Sahaal

    Vosh Sahaal Out Of The Brooder

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    Primary question is, do you have a plan for any excess males?
     
  6. allergymama

    allergymama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have rehomed them in the past. We have a couple people who will always take waterfowl.

    We will kill and eat if we have to, but that isn't our first choice. Our egg layers are more pets. Meat birds we know are going to be meat from the beginning so there is no attachment.
     
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  7. allergymama

    allergymama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Look what we found! (The -lings, not the kids! LOL)[​IMG]

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  8. Amiga

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