Ducks hatched, but I'm concerned about their survival

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by howard, Apr 26, 2009.

  1. howard

    howard Out Of The Brooder

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    My Buff female had 2 eggs, one hatched Friday, the other today ( Sunday ). they are in a pen with Mama, & Papa plus 4 other 4 to 5 week old Pekins. The Male chases the female around (for sex) the Mama chaces the Pekins, the little ones are getting stepped on and run over by everyone. Should I take them and put them in a brooder till they are bigger... I would hate for them to be trampled to death.
    A quick reply would be appreciated :>)
     
  2. howard

    howard Out Of The Brooder

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    Here they are Buff babies
     
  3. pirtykitty

    pirtykitty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you seperate the mom with the babie in seperate pen.. If not put babies in the brooder... That's my 25 cents... they will get stomped to death if not seperated
     
  4. rlhbond

    rlhbond Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would seperate them also. Even if they aren't crushed to death, they could easily end up with a broken leg.
     

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