ducklings hatching under hen

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by chickenfool, Aug 17, 2013.

  1. chickenfool

    chickenfool New Egg

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    I have ducklings hatching under a hen as the mama duck left the eggs. Will the hen raise the babies? She was very good with chicks last year, everyone lived and was healthy. Should I put them in a separate box without her?
    Any ideas?
     
  2. Mvpitzki

    Mvpitzki Out Of The Brooder

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    She will raise them as if they were hers. You will get a good laugh when you see her panic when the ducklings try to swim in the water. Now if you have a duck raising chicks, you have to be careful as she will walk them into water where they will most likely drown.
     

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