Broody blue swedish duck!!!❤❤❤❤

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by I love my ducks34, Jun 1, 2019.

  1. I love my ducks34

    I love my ducks34 Chirping

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    The same day a fox (or coyote) took away FOUR of our drakes, our blue swedish duck decided to start incubating. They will be half swedish and half KC. So when they hatch, will i be feeding them all, including the mother, chick starter? And lastly, will Ping (our drake) bother the ducklings?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    Good luck for a successful incubation. I think the chick starter plus niacin supplementation should work. Some drakes are fine with ducklings and others are not. I'd give it a try, but keep an eye on him once the ducklings are hatched.
     
  3. ducklvr3

    ducklvr3 Chirping

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    We had to keep the our ducklings away from our Male. We unfortunately had to take him to a reserve.
    He was a stinker!
    But he was the only Male I had.
    I would watch him as I read its nature for them to kill them
    Good luck!
     
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  4. DuckyDonna

    DuckyDonna Free Ranging

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    They will hatch 28 days after she started sitting.
     
  5. ducklvr3

    ducklvr3 Chirping

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    Whoops. I see that now!
    In my defense, I hadn't had my morning Dr.Pepper while I was reading ;)
     
  6. I love my ducks34

    I love my ducks34 Chirping

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    Thanks for the advice!!! I'll be keeping an eye on them!:)
     
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  7. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    I'd get an all flock starter for Chickens, Turkeys, Ducks and Geese..
     
  8. I love my ducks34

    I love my ducks34 Chirping

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    So... One hatched, unfortunately, it somehow had left its mother and passed the metal fence... I now know ping will NOT be hanging out with them...RIP duckling:he:hit... 2 more have hatched and are SO cute when they sit on top of their momma. (They just hatched yesterday) she's still incubating. She will know when to give up and get off the best right? Thanks for all the info :)
     
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  9. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    Yes she’ll know. Congrats!! Pics when you can!
     

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