Ducklings?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by CRH1223, May 16, 2011.

  1. CRH1223

    CRH1223 Out Of The Brooder

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    So yesterday I went to go feed my 2 ducks one male and one female. I discovered thus huge nest that I never seen before. There were 6 eggs in it. The Female has laid eggs before but never in a nest and she never has sat on them.. She has not moved from the nest and all the male does is sit in front of her like he is the guard duck. The girl has been very loud yesterday and today. I just got done feeding them and both came out and roamed around and then went right back to there positions.

    Is this the sign as ducklings on the way? What should I do? Will the male attack the ducklings?

    Tips I need tips please! [​IMG]
     
  2. animalpro24

    animalpro24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It sounds like that is a possibility. Other than that I can't answer any of your other questions, sorry.
     
  3. cheyfrie26

    cheyfrie26 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you notice she does in fact stay on the nest, YOU WILL HAVE DUCKLINGS. The daddy, will be a daddy.
     
  4. DuckyMom

    DuckyMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What breed do you have? Good luck with your ducklings [​IMG]
    I would keep an eye on the dad, they will sometimes push the female off the nest to try and mate, and some don't make great dads. [​IMG]
    Just keep an eye out!

    Emily
     
  5. CRH1223

    CRH1223 Out Of The Brooder

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    They are both Pekin ducks.
     
  6. cheyfrie26

    cheyfrie26 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ohh the daddy will help the mamma. Good luck.
     
  7. cracking up

    cracking up Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just wait a couple of weeks until she is running around with a hunched back and a cranky quack and looks sick - she isn't- she's brooooodyyyy.
     
  8. DuckDuckDuckGoose

    DuckDuckDuckGoose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do ducks feel pain like humans? ie' break a wing/leg/ cut itself?
    If ducks do sustain a injury described above does it heal fast?

    Thanks,
    T.
     
  9. cheyfrie26

    cheyfrie26 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes they feel pain, it depends.
     
  10. DuckDuckDuckGoose

    DuckDuckDuckGoose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Well my lil 17d. khaki got hurt last night, her lil wing bone pierced thru her skin, she does have a hole with the bone able to be seen under her wing, but she has moved the wing, but I really don't know what to do? She is eatin,drinkin,poopin and is active today. I am at a loss for what to do for the injury. if anything, and I don't want her to be in continious pain like Humans are if something like a compound fracture would occur to us. Will she heal?
    Thanks for any advise,
    T.
     

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