Can I put baby ducks and mother in with rooster

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by drkimba, May 26, 2019.

  1. drkimba

    drkimba In the Brooder

    May 27, 2018
    Just had a hatch of baby ducks the last time this happened I was away and the rats or the drake and other duck got them all in a day according to my friend that was feeding them. So I found this early and brought them inside with mom overnight. However I have a rat proof small house I can put them in with two large rooster. Do you think that is safe. The ducklings are Muscovy and with their Mom. I can move the roosters but am worried about shrews that seem to be able to squeeze into any space. Wondering if the roosters will protect or harm.
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    The roosters are far more likely to harm than to protect.
  3. Jpat

    Jpat Free Ranging

    Apr 30, 2018
    Nova scotia
    shrews arent going to mess with ducklings

    it would be rare for rats to kill ducklings...

    its very common for drakes and roosters to kill ducklings
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