1. Come check out hundreds of awesome coop pages (and a few that need suggestions) in our 2018 Coop Rating Project!

Will 2 more females be sufficiant?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by teresa-78, Aug 4, 2010.

  1. teresa-78

    teresa-78 Songster

    705
    36
    121
    Jun 24, 2010
    England
    I have 6 runner ducks, I have had them since they were a day old... now it seems 4 are male and 2 are female... if I was to get 2 more females would this be ok??
    I have heard that since they have been inseperable since they were a day old things should not get out of control!!!! is this true?? they seem to get on, with no problems at the minute, they are 12 weeks old.

    Thanks peeps x
     

  2. Red Maple Farms

    Red Maple Farms Wish Granted

    219
    1
    99
    Feb 25, 2010
    NE Wisconsin
    You really might want at least ten more females. What you may have with just two more hens is that the males will "gang rape" the females.
     
  3. teresa-78

    teresa-78 Songster

    705
    36
    121
    Jun 24, 2010
    England
    oh no.... I have no room for 10 females, even though I would love loads more, I may have to get rid of a few males, [​IMG] thanks for your reply
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by