Help , mandarin ducks eggs have hatched

Daft duck

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Jun 19, 2019
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i was given a male and female manderin ducks two years ago , there very nervous , this year they produced 7 eggs I very foolishly let them sit on them , yesterday they produced 2 chicks , now I’ve no idea how I should be taking care of this family or if other eggs will hatch .
They have laid the eggs over a period of 3 weeks and have sat on them for around 4 .
Will any more chicks hatch .?
I have prepared a larger hutch for them closer to the pond in anticipation of moving the family as I didn’t want to disturb them before .
I have absolutely no experience with ducks prior to being given the mandarins , however the same friend also dropped 3 call duck on me .
The calls are separate from the manderins as they bullied them .
All help and advice appreciated.
I did post in the general duck forum but it was suggested i post here .
 

mixedUPturk

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More ducklings mighthatch you could candle the eggs to see if theyre close to developed. Just need a super bright flashlight. Aside from thatbwhat do u offer for feed?
 

Daft duck

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More ducklings mighthatch you could candle the eggs to see if theyre close to developed. Just need a super bright flashlight. Aside from thatbwhat do u offer for feed?
I’m offering chick crumb for feed , mom not sitting on other 2 eggs , and chicks are real live wires , have completely netted wall garden now , and filled in any gapes that they may squeeze through they’ve not been near pond yet . Mom and dad are trampling on chicks is this normal
 

mixedUPturk

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Trampling them? No not normal like how? When you go out by them they run and run right over the babes? I could see that occuring ducks are very high strung as a whole and that ornamental breed even more so. Or like ur watching them from inside and theyre like ingoring the little ones walking right overtop of them?

Chick crumble is a good start but what percentage of crude protien does it have?

Im glad youve made improvements to be sure theyre not escaping :highfive:
 
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