We wanted ducks for several reasons. The biggest reason is that I love ducks. The other reasons is we were thinking that we would sell eggs. It was cheaper and quite frankly more exciting to go to tractor supply and pick up ducklings. I knew how to identify the khakis, and wanted to do it that way.
The Hubs, aka Michael, is good at math. Not just good, he loves it. He is great at that and organizing. He figured that if we got 6 ducks odds were we would get at least 3 hens. It was a good guess. However…
You can determine for sure what sex a duck is based on its tail feathers once it reaches a certain age, for mine around 15 weeks. When it happens it looks like this
Well, our plans to sell eggs are on hold. Right now we think we have 4 drakes and 2 hens. That translates into about a dozen eggs a week. Not good for selling. We are not going to get more until we have the ducks set up completely. Next time, we will be buying pre sexed ducklings!