Brand new baby ducklings - Help!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by CluckCluckQuack, Jul 28, 2014.

  1. CluckCluckQuack

    CluckCluckQuack Hatching

    Sep 10, 2013
    I have a couple questions about our new baby ducklings. Yay babies! [​IMG]

    1. They are in a large enclosure with about 13 chickens and 8 other ducks. Do I have to worry about the ducklings safety regarding the other birds in the pen? The birds do get free range during the day, but Mama Duck has not left her nest since the two babies hatched. She's still incubating 2 other eggs, one is a chicken egg.

    2. What special care should I give Mama Duck and babies

    3. I didn't notice the chicken egg for a few weeks. If the chicken is hatched, will Mama Duck care for it? What should I do?

    Thanks for the advice!

  2. Gatsbysmum

    Gatsbysmum Chirping

    Jul 27, 2014
    If they have mama duck they should be safe. :) As for her taking care of the baby chick? There's no way to tell for sure, but I think she will accept it as one of her own. Hope this helps!

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