The Duck Thread

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by ZakoHero, Jan 17, 2013.

  1. wafflesandmoe

    wafflesandmoe Out Of The Brooder

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    I know and I'm worried about that. What about if I ordered two eggs of the two breeds I wanted and then when I knew they were a couple days from hatching, I ordered one or two female ducklings so I knew I would more likely than not have more females than males?
     
  2. needlessjunk

    needlessjunk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What is this cold stuff keeping me from my water?!?
     
  3. needlessjunk

    needlessjunk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you are going to do that why not just buy all ducklings?
     
  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia "I Believe" Premium Member

    I'd order more than 1-2 females at least 4 females it is better to have more than not enough . Then if you get 2females 2 males out of the eggs that would be 6 females for 2 drakes. Much better odds there.
     
  5. wafflesandmoe

    wafflesandmoe Out Of The Brooder

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    That's true, but that would end up being a lot of ducks to take care of haha.
     
  6. randerson846

    randerson846 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Plus if you incubate them theyre most likely not all going to hatch but if you order them, u can choose how many you want, but i would probably prefer to incubate them, because its more fun and exciting, but its really only up to u!
     
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  7. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia "I Believe" Premium Member

    Naw they are easy to care for. [​IMG]
     
  8. Kaessa

    Kaessa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep. This is why I finally just ordered sexed ducklings. More expensive, but SO much easier.
     
  9. wafflesandmoe

    wafflesandmoe Out Of The Brooder

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    Haha maybe for you!
    So what if I ordered and incubated 4 eggs, two from each breed I want (pekin and black Swedish) and then when they were close to hatching I ordered three female ducklings from each breed.
    I would potentionally end up with 10 ducks
     
  10. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia "I Believe" Premium Member

    Your math is better than mine I had you with 8 you topped it with 10, we'll go with yours. [​IMG]
     

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