We have 4 female Runners with 3 males...advice please!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by lindisfarne, Sep 13, 2013.

  1. lindisfarne

    lindisfarne Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi there,
    We decided to hatch some more Runners this year to add to our 3 females and now have a total of 3 drakes with 4 females (we hatched 1 female and 3 drakes) All are lovely ducks and get on great at the moment-the youngest are about 12 weeks. heres some pics!
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    We are guessing that the drake ratio may be too much...so what would everyone do? We were thinking of trying to swap a couple of drakes for an extra female? we'd rather not keep the 2 extra drakes separate because they are all freeranging at the moment,
    any advice appreciated!
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  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    That sounds like a good start. Nice looking ducks!
     
  3. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    Aren't they cute! yep, that is a good place to start. You try to keep at least a 2-3 per, free ranging will help lesson the unrest but too many males is never good in the long run.
     
  4. lindisfarne

    lindisfarne Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks alot,
    we'll keep an eye on them for now and look to swapping some males hopefully....if not may have to get more females!
     

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