I forget, when do mommas shove babies out on thier own?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Ducklove334, Mar 24, 2009.

  1. Ducklove334

    Ducklove334 Off to another pond

    Nov 4, 2008
    Virginia
    Isn't it 4 weeks??, I seem to remember it being a month to six weeks til the babies were complety without their mother in the wild ducks i've seen, but i can't remember is it was a month or not?

    I want all of my hens to be able to experiance being a mom for the full time, but I can't remember how long the babies will stay with her
     
  2. Harley's girl

    Harley's girl Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have no clue. I am wondering the same. [​IMG] My duck has not shown signs of being broody but, I would like to know for when she does. [​IMG]
     
  3. Ducklove334

    Ducklove334 Off to another pond

    Nov 4, 2008
    Virginia
    I have a broody mallard(Mouse, whos been sitting on 16-17 eggs for 4 days,) and possibly her sister Tal, who acts likes she is ready to set, shes got 11 eggs, and hasn't laid a new one for about 3 days now.

    I am pretty sure that mallards atleast, raise their babies for a month.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by