Hey guys, need a little help/advice. We have chickens and Muscovy ducks, and just this morning one of our Muscovy duck eggs finally hatched. Our chickens and ducks live in the same coupe together. They free range but use the same coupe. My question is can I leave the duckling with the mother or should I it out and feed and water it myself. This is the first time we've had a duckling so we don't really know what to do. I just don't want one of the chickens doing something to it. Thanks in advance for the help.
@zMatt I'd find mama and duckling a little corner off to themselves chickens can be nasty and the little duckling could wander to far from mama. I keep my moms and duck's/chicks separated from everyone for at least 2-3 weeks buy then everyone has seen the new members of the flock and the lil new member can better stay away from someone wanting to pick at it.
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Edited by Miss Lydia - 3/31/16 at 1:22pm
sure is better than heartbreak. Let us know how they are doing.Pics too.
Edited by Miss Lydia - 3/31/16 at 2:53pm