What advice do you have for Carolyn who has 2 ducks and 2 drakes.
The ducklings I got at Easter have turned out to be 2 drakes & 2 ducks. Will this ratio work, or will there be problems with having two drakes ? Hope you can help Many thanks Carolyn
My response was:
There may be rivalry between the drakes when they reach maturity so they may fight to see who is top drake!
They may also prefer one female over the other and both my fight over the duck which could hurt the duck as well as the drakes.
You could separate them into two groups of one drake and one duck during the breeding season and then put them back together during Autumn and Winter when they will probably get on fine. This may depend on the amount of space you have and the housing you have and if you are able to partition it off.
You could also increase the number of females. 1 drake to about 6 ducks is a good amount.
Thanks for any advice.
Sara @ farmingfriends