chicken mom for ducklings

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by carolot1, Jun 26, 2010.

  1. carolot1

    carolot1 Hatching

    Jun 25, 2010
    In the spring, our ducks killed all the new ducklings, so we put three eggs under a broody hen. Lo and behold, yesterday there were three baby ducks. They are in the house now because I was afraid the chickens might peck them. Any ideas what might happen if I put them with the ducks? (They are doing fine at two days in the house.)
  2. CoopCrazy

    CoopCrazy Brooder Boss

    Mar 3, 2009
    Quote:If your ducks killed them before then Owould guess they will kill them again.. Broody mommas are a force to reconn with so she may be able tokeep the others offf the babes but I couldnt take the chance i would set mom and babies up in a seperate pen for now....
  3. chicken boy sam

    chicken boy sam Songster

    Dec 21, 2009
    Ya, I think a separate pen would be good.

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