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Sqare footage for mallards

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Jeanne Miller, Mar 19, 2016.

  1. Jeanne Miller

    Jeanne Miller New Egg

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    How much space should I allot per duck for mallards, both outside and in the coop?

    What is the optimal male to female ratio? I know I am way off right now with more males than females. But it would be helpful to know many females I need to get for them to be in balance.
     
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! I'm afraid I'm not a duck keeper but I see you have already in the duck section. I'm sure the other duck keepers there will be able to help you. The learning centre also has a good section on ducks that you might like to check out ~ https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

    Good luck and enjoy BYC :frow
     
  3. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    It's nice to have you here!
     
  4. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC. Sorry, I'm not a duck person either. As well as the learning centre, you could always post your question on the duck forum.

    All the best
    CT
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Too many males and they will greatly overbreed your hens. Your best advice will come from the duck folks themselves.
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     

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