Two ducks, one drake?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Edenduck, Dec 5, 2016.

  1. Edenduck

    Edenduck Just Hatched

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    Is it ok to keep two ducks and one drake? The ducklings are only 5 weeks at the moment (turn 6 on Wednesday) I'm just worried the drake may become aggressive to the females, even though he is the most charming! Will I have to buy more ducks or even more drakes?
     
  2. Spyderk117

    Spyderk117 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your ducks should be fine! I had 2 females and one drake before I got more ducks, and I didn't have any problems. :)

    What breed are they?
     
  3. Bills vs Beaks

    Bills vs Beaks Overrun With Chickens

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    I don't think you'll need more drakes. I think he will be just fine with two girlfriends[​IMG].
     
  4. Edenduck

    Edenduck Just Hatched

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    They are Pekins
     
  5. Edenduck

    Edenduck Just Hatched

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    Thank you! [​IMG]
     
  6. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    To be honest.......You may need another Hen?.......If he gets all randy with the Hens in the spring? Another hen will balence things out.......No More Drakes though...........1 Drake to three to six hens is great........



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  7. Bills vs Beaks

    Bills vs Beaks Overrun With Chickens

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    The bigger the duck,the less "Randy" it is. I have two saxony pairs, and they are just fine with each other. My khakis fought a bit though
     
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  8. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    A lot depends upon the temperament of the individual drake. Multiple drakes in a flock tend to cause competitive gang breeding so I would go with the one drake and two hens.
     
  9. DancingWthDucks

    DancingWthDucks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    2 ducks for the 1 drake should be fine for now, but if you find that he is being too rough with them, add more girls. Good luck with them :)
     
  10. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    To explain things a bit more......I have a Welsh Drake and a Call Drake plus 4 Hens.....

    My Welsh is Dominant....As is my Buff Hen....They direct what the others are doing.......My Call Drake does not breed the other Hens....He breeds the Drake......Not fighting at all....He is bellow my Welsh drake.....They are pals......Spring will change things once hormones are raging........Then I will separate and hatch my Ducklings.....

    All I meant, is an extra Hen will change the dynamics.....He will have more hens........



    Cheers!
     

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