Baby duck

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Luvduck, Mar 10, 2016.

  1. Luvduck

    Luvduck Out Of The Brooder

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    So my duck laid two eggs and is sitting on them but their due soon and she is kinda a spook and we don't think the babies will be safe when they hatch. We don't want her to abandon them but we don't want them to die, any suggestions? She laid them and there is a hole looking thing behind her so they might fall in. Also will we have to take the babies from her? Or will she take care of them?
     
  2. JetCat

    JetCat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    she should take care of them, let her do her thing!!!
     
  3. Luvduck

    Luvduck Out Of The Brooder

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    Okay, Thank you very much! Will the male try to attack the babies? We have him and another female, the mom and dad are Mallards and the other girl is a Pekin. Thank you again!
     
  4. JetCat

    JetCat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    she will protect them till they are part of the group and they'll develop their own pecking order.
     
  5. Luvduck

    Luvduck Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks very much for the help!
     
  6. JetCat

    JetCat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you're welcome.
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I like to err on the side of caution. I would fence her and babies off, so the other ducks cannot bother them. Not all moms have protective instincts plus, she couldn't fight off all of them.
     
  8. Luvduck

    Luvduck Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you both so much!!
     
  9. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  10. Luvduck

    Luvduck Out Of The Brooder

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    Here she is, sorry it's not to good
     

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