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Co-parenting?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by TrystInn, Aug 21, 2010.

  1. TrystInn

    TrystInn Songster

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    We had three Khaki Campbell ducks share a nest this year, taking turns by rotating one duck out to eat and drink while the other two brooded. Now, the little darlings are hatching and the ladies seem to be continuing with their co-parenting (or is it tri-parenting?) duties.

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    Anyone else experience this? If so, were there issues, things we should keep an eye on, etc.?
     
  2. katharinad

    katharinad Overrun with chickens

    I would just monitor them, but it seems to be all fine from the picture. They seem to enjoy shared duty, which seem to keep them relaxed. It always good when they are not stressed out.
     
  3. eenie114

    eenie114 Completly Hopeless

    That's so cute!! [​IMG]
     
  4. beckella

    beckella In the Brooder

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    We have 2 sharing a nest...although it's now turned into 2 nests and they are squashed together! They seem happy with it. [​IMG]
     

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