Group Ducks With Drake
You can group five to seven ducks with one drake of male duck when the time comes for breeding. Grouping with more than one drake will lead to fights between the drakes but one drake can comfortably adjust with half a dozen ducks. Generally ducks breeding season is spring - between February and May. Also, be careful about ducks age. Ducks should be about eight months old. Breeding before or after that age can be risky for health of ducklings. They can be very weak.
Nesting Arrangement For Eggs Hatching
Pekin ducks can lay eggs anywhere but should provide a nesting arrangement so that collection of eggs is easy. In nesting they can also be remain safe until the hen stops hatching eggs. You can leave a box or any big pot with some soft grass in it. It can be a container made of wood i.e. fruit crate or any other shallow box. You can cover it with a piece of cloth with a slight space on one side for entrance of hen.
Once hen stops laying eggs, collect them safely and without shaking them much. Put them incubator and raise its temperature to 99.5 degree. Hatching normally takes 28 days but you should lower temperature of incubator to 95 degree after 24 days.
Start feeding ducklings commercial food. Do not feed raw stuff like bread and other products. You will notice small yellow feather growing on the. Also check them regularly for health and catching any bug etc.
Supervise Them Swimming
You should not allow ducklings swim in the water if you are not available to supervision. During initial days their feather are not thick enough so there is high risk of their drowning. Put them in less deep water first while you supervise and once their feathers are grown to be thicker leave them to swim on their own.