Ducklings

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by my 4 silkies, May 23, 2016.

  1. my 4 silkies

    my 4 silkies New Egg

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    I have 2 female ducks with babies. The first one hatched out 16, 2 wks ago ,the second hatched out 5 yesterday. They are all in a fenced chicken yard for now,the females can't fly out but the male,crested mallard,can fly in. When he does he attacks the babies and sometimes picks them up and shakes them. Is he trying to kill them or just setting boundries? Do I need to keep him away from the babies?
     
  2. TLWR

    TLWR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you need to keep him away from the babies.
     
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  3. DuckGirl77

    DuckGirl77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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