What is the ideal Pekin drake to duck ratio?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by desertskynm, Jan 25, 2011.

  1. desertskynm

    desertskynm Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, I am thinking of ordering jumbo pekins from metzer and would appreciate guidance as to how many ducks to a drake.

    Thank you,
    Misty
     
  2. gofasterstripe

    gofasterstripe Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hi, I have 1 Jumbo Pekin and shes just great. They say to have 3 to 9 hens per drake. Alot of people say that because the Jumbos are so big they go off their legs because of the weight they have to hold, they are bred to be a meat duck so they grow really big and fast. My poor duck has a really bad waddle and has a hell of a time trying to keep up with the other ducks because she is just so big and heavy.
     

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