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Took in some ducks help!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by msbenton1112, May 24, 2016.

  1. msbenton1112

    msbenton1112 Out Of The Brooder

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    So I know nothing about caring for ducks and I've taken in 6 Khaki? Campbell? They are so skiddish they run in coop when I walk by I can't get anywhere near them. I have a small pool set up and I have food for them. I think I have to get rid of some. My brother said you can only have one male to 3 females an I think there are 4 males to two females. Any advice?
     
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  3. msbenton1112

    msbenton1112 Out Of The Brooder

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    I think they are a couple months old if that. I know they are younger because you can barely tell the difference between the males an females. Thank You for the links I will look at them. Will they ever become a little more social with me or will they always act so skiddish? I would like to let them out of their coop to free roam the yard eventually.
     
  4. dotknott

    dotknott Chillin' With My Peeps

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    4 males and 2 females makes me cringe. Male ducks can be terrible during breeding season and can definitely injure females.

    How old are they?
     
  5. msbenton1112

    msbenton1112 Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm not sure of the age I think a couple months old just starting to show coloring on the males. I think I'm going to get rid of the 3 males.
     
  6. dotknott

    dotknott Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Doh! Sorry I think you were writing your answer at the same time I was!
     

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