Finding hatching Pekin duckings drowned

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Lorettachick, Aug 1, 2014.

  1. Lorettachick

    Lorettachick In the Brooder

    Nov 8, 2012
    Southern Middle TN
    I have a Pekin that has been setting and should be ready to hatch. This morning I found a half hatched ducking floating in there water pool. There is no way that it could have gotten there unless the mother duck or one of the other 2 ducks (1 male, 1 female) put it there. Will they do that? Has anyone else ever had this problem?
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners

    Jan 3, 2010
    Southern New England
    Yes, they will do that. You may need to restrict her access to water, or take the eggs and finish incubating them.

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