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What is the maximum ratio of hens to drakes?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by HannahDuckLover, Nov 20, 2015.

  1. HannahDuckLover

    HannahDuckLover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I really, really would rather have just one drake. It would make things so much easier for us. However, can one drake keep 18 females with a reasonable fertility rate, or will the rates be really low? We have Muscovies. Thanks.
     
  2. Free Spirit

    Free Spirit The Chiarian

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    NWA
    http://www.wikihow.com/Breed-Ducks

    "Keep the correct ratio of drakes (males) to ducks. This will require a little research for the particular breed of your ducks. Heavy breeds such as the Muscovy and other meat production breeds will usually have a ratio of one drake to five ducks maximum. Lighter breeds such as the Khaki Campbell and Indian Runner can have a maximum ratio of around one drake to ten ducks."
     
  3. HannahDuckLover

    HannahDuckLover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you. Then I guess I need a second drake.
     

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