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Ducklings to ducklings?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Kangasox, Feb 24, 2016.

  1. Kangasox

    Kangasox Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have 2 sets of ducklings that were hatched only 2 days apart, but we have been brooding one set since last Thursday, and 4 arrived today. I kept everyone separated for a half hour or so, then let them in together. The 2 "older" ducks are chasing thenew ones with their mouths slightly open and pecking/bumping them. Nothing too vicious, I don't think, but is it normal? What should I watch for? We had the same scenario last year with 2 sets, but I don't remember this behavior from the older ducks.
     
  2. Buck Oakes

    Buck Oakes Chillin' With My Peeps

    They're establishing dominance i think. Or they're just curious and being bullied either way just watch to make sure they don't get to rough
     

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