Tell me how you seperate your ducks during breeding season....

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by bayyjayy, Sep 13, 2011.

  1. bayyjayy

    bayyjayy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    With pics, if you want. I am just curious as to how I am suppose to seperate them, and how you guys do it. We are working on an enclosure for all of my ducks, but when I think about breeding season (want my Anconas with my Anconas only!) I get a bit anxious....not sure what to do. All this time and money spent on getting my yard all perfect for my ducks and then realize spring is coming really soon! [​IMG]
     
  2. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

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    I have a huge shed where my ducks sleep and spent the day in bad or cold weather. I use metal fence panels that can be moved around to keep them enclosed in the shed - and simply partition off different areas for breeding pairs and trios. I tend to just hatch eggs from a particular group at a time then return them to the flock and separate out another pair or trio. That way I also have more control over knowing who are the parents of each duck. Not a particularly good photo - but you will get the idea. its actually two girls in the far area in this pic. There are two whos eggs I wont hatch from- so they get segregated at night when they are laying . Out in the yard - I just have different areas fenced off so I can still let everyone out of the shed. I just let out the breeding trio or pair first into their smaller area- then the flock can have the rest of the yard.

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  3. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

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    My ducks are placed into covered dog kennels at night. During breeding season, they are separated by breed; one breed per kennel.

    Then they take turns being outside during the day. One group is let out and then put away again before the next is let out.

    When I am not hatching eggs, they all run together, but surprisingly keep to their own flock, although there are no disagreements between the separate gangs.
     

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