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Ducklings killed a chick??

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by gerrishfarms, Apr 28, 2017.

  1. gerrishfarms

    gerrishfarms New Egg

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    Went out to my brooders today a few hours after the morning check and found a dead chick in with the ducklings. It either drowned and then the ducks ate most of it's feathers or it jumped into their box and they attacked it. Has anyone else experienced this? The ducklings are 5 weeks old and so are the chicks.will the ducklings be able to digest the feathers?
     
  2. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    Sorry that happened ...Give them a bit of grit and put a top on the Duckling or Chick brooder...Wire works great to keep them contained.....

    Best wishes....
     

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