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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 12:19 pm 
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Hi,
I currently have a pen with a white Mussie Drake, 1 Black and white Female mussie, 2 Mussie x Females (i think Crosses) i have a friend whos got a trio of White mussies that need a home.Would the new drake and 2 girls be ok with my current drake and 3 girls? they have got our entire backyard to roam in?
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I like to run 1 drake to 4 or 5 girls, fertility is very high, and when some of the girls go broody, he is still able to 'share' his love around, mussies are very good at that :lol:

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Andrew, The numbers would be OK but the other drake in the same pen as yours may NOT be . When drakes are raised together they sometimes are OK in breeding pens together , but very seldom will outside drakes be excepted into a breeding pen , and when they are fertility some times is less due constant chasing by drakes by others away from the ducks . This is particularly the case in smaller pens . In a large free range setup you might get away with it .


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Ill have to Build another Duck Run then for the New trio,
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winter is the best time to bring in a strange drake , now it is warming up the drakes are wanting to breed, and thay are cranky with each other :shock: , if you have a big space for them , thay might be okay ?

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i suppose i can give them ago together and see what they do, i had a mallard drake in with him but have just removed him from the pen so hes used to other drakes being around.The new boy i havent seen as yet is pure breed and was dumped on my friends lawn (only young im told)Just need to organise to go pick them up.
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