first time mum muscovy duck

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by heodi79, Oct 12, 2014.

  1. heodi79

    heodi79 New Egg

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    Hi just want to know why my first time mum muscovy would throw out her hatching babies i saved 1 yesterday but lost one thismorning as she threw it out some time through tbe night i saved the first one but dont want to loose the other 15
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    To be on the safe side, I would remove them all from her and hatch them in an incubator. Not all mothers are good ones.
     
  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Drumstick Diva X2 Some first time mommas are not very good at being motherly. Stop by our Duck section for more help with this too. Lots of knowledgeable duck keepers there...https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/42/ducks

    Good luck and I hope you can save the rest and get this figured out!
     
  4. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! X3 on post in the Duck forum. If she is a bad mother you will need to care for them yourself if you want to save them. You might want to post pictures of her nesting spot etc... it could be the ducklings are falling or getting out of the nest and not able to get back in.
     
  5. heodi79

    heodi79 New Egg

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    Hi thanks for the welcome well we dont have an incubator but how do we set that up wot type of light ect and kelsie2290 we have them in an old tyre and she is full on kicking them out as they have started to hatch them selves out
     
  6. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.
     
  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2014
  8. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.
     
  9. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Sorry to hear about the problems with your broody. The members in the Ducks section will be able to advice/help you with the ducklings. Good luck!
     

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