Taking in more ducks

kzemansk

In the Brooder
May 2, 2015
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I only have 2 pekins currently (1 drake/1 female), however I'm looking to expand and someone is giving away two pekins, also 1 drake/1 female. Would this work out? In the future, if I get any more ducks, should I be careful to always either have one drake to one female or more females than drakes? How would having more drakes than females end up?
 

needlessjunk

Crowing
6 Years
May 19, 2014
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You need more females than drakes or you will need to run 2 flocks. Males will overrate females and usually need 3+ females per male. Some people have really calm drakes and can do 1:1 but that is not the norm. I think you are taking a big gamble bringing in another drake and female. Is there any way to just add more females?
 

kzemansk

In the Brooder
May 2, 2015
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Okay, my drake is fairly calm, should I just do a trial period for a week or so, or will females of another breed work well too?
 

TLWR

Crowing
10 Years
Jul 10, 2010
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most likely. Your boy may be calm now, but adding another may likely change that and then you have 2 sex crazed drakes and only 2 females to deal with it.
 

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