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Harming of babies

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Ducksrcool, Nov 28, 2015.

  1. Ducksrcool

    Ducksrcool New Egg

    Nov 26, 2015
    [​IMG]These are our first ducklings from our first Muscovy pair....I was wondering if its possible the Drake could start harming its ducklings?
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

    Oct 3, 2009
    Western N.C.
    Welcome to BYC.. and the answer is yes drakes have been known to even kill ducklings so it's always best to put mom and ducklings in a separate area until they are at least 3 weeks old big enough and fast enough to stay out of the drakes way. I make temp fencing with the plastic poultry fencing from Lowes it works great and that way everyone can still see each other and get use to the new lil ones.

    Congrats on the lil ones they are adorable.
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2015
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  3. casportpony

    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member

    Jun 24, 2012
    @Ducksrcool , welcome to BYC and ditto what @Miss Lydia said.

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  4. Ducksrcool

    Ducksrcool New Egg

    Nov 26, 2015
    Thanks so much, this is so helpful!

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