first time mama duck

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Dzzzyd, Jun 15, 2009.

  1. Dzzzyd

    Dzzzyd In the Brooder

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    My duck just hatched her first eggs two days ago. 4 eggs out of 8 hatched. the last one that hatched was smaller and weaker, so Mama kicked it out of the nest last night. I checked on it a few times and still out and not walking I finally brought it in and put it in a lighted box. It is eating and drinking good, but still not walking. It does scoot all over the place though. So he got a name. lol Scooter He or she is finally standing for short times. The other babies are running all over the place outside and doing good. Mama left the other 4 eggs in the nest and as they looked pretty dark I finally took them out too and tossed them. I am hoping if Scooter gets strong enough to walk I can put him back with the others. But for now we have a baby in the house again.
     
  2. mamanaturale

    mamanaturale Songster

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    awww, poor thing! fingers crossed that the little bugger gets stronger fast!
     
  3. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    aww good luck:-( [​IMG]
     
  4. Dzzzyd

    Dzzzyd In the Brooder

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    Well Scooter, as I call him (cause he scooted and couldn't walk) is in with the rest of his family and doing well. It took about 3 days of keeping him inside before he could walk, then out he went. Mama welcomed him with open wings and a big flying attack on me. hahaha. She heard him peep and she came a running fast.
     
  5. xfilesnumber1fan

    xfilesnumber1fan Songster

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    That is so great!![​IMG]
     
  6. austinhart123

    austinhart123 Songster

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    Quote:ive had that happen to me plenty of times with crazy moms lol, congrats and post pics if you can
     
  7. Dzzzyd

    Dzzzyd In the Brooder

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    Hope this picture posts. [​IMG]
     

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