A Duck & Chicken Hatched 1 set of Eggs. HELP!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by xanthea92, Oct 20, 2019.

  1. xanthea92

    xanthea92 In the Brooder

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    So I had my duck sit on Call Eggs and in the last week a broody hen joined the fun and started sitting. Today they hatched out and the ducklings are half under the hen and half under the duck. The duck is protective of both lots, as they are spending time under both of them.

    I am planning on moving them to their own area today, my question is should I move the hen and duck together to mother these duckling? Or do I separate the hen and duck and give some to the hen some to the duck?

    They don't seem bothered by each other.
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Ephesians 6:13

    Is mama duck a Call? I’d think it would be best to let mama duck raise ducklings.
     
  3. xanthea92

    xanthea92 In the Brooder

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    No she is a Indian Runner.
     
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  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Ephesians 6:13

    Then she’s light enough to raise Call ducklings I would give them to her so they can learn to be ducks. If you feel she is dedicated to the task
     
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  5. xanthea92

    xanthea92 In the Brooder

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    Ok, I feel bad for the hen that's all haha.

    Oh she sure is, she's been sitting for a while now and a bit aggressive with me, :( haha
    so she is a good mumma
     
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  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Ephesians 6:13

    I know but she’ll bounce back pretty quick. And there could eventually be problems that means little ones could be trampled an hurt.
     
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