drake and ducklings

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by bluep, Sep 10, 2011.

  1. bluep

    bluep Out Of The Brooder

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    at what age can i put ducklings back in pen with drake they 4weeks now. will he harm them
     
  2. duckyfromoz

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    It can at times really depend on the temperament of the drake. I always put the ducklings in their own pen beside the adults for a few days so they can see each other for a while before putting them together. Usually mine are ore like 6 weeks old when they move outside. the drakes- and some of the older ducks as well will give them a nip at times but if it gets too much I put the babies back in their own pen for a few days more. Your drake may be really good with the babies around- or he might attack them- at 4 weeks they are still too small to have a good chance of defending themselves- so its a good idea to closely monitor them for a while when you put them together.
     
  3. bluep

    bluep Out Of The Brooder

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    he stands next to the fence all the time seem to be watching over mother and babies. but the pen hes in now my other duck just hatched 9 today an haven't come of nest yet .so i will Ive to try and fence them in or move him in with the 4week olds.thanks for replay
     
  4. bluep

    bluep Out Of The Brooder

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    :lol:tried him in the run with 4week olds an they were attacking him. he wanted to go back in his old run so i let him go back .by the way their muscovies:lol:
     
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