Introducing new babies?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by ducklover700, Mar 26, 2012.

  1. ducklover700

    ducklover700 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 26, 2012
    HI! I'm a new duckling momma around here; I have two adorable little Rouen ducklings, and I'd love to get two more babies-hopefully Silver appleyard's- in about a week. By then my two ducks will be roughly three weeks old. Would they be alright with the new babies, or should I wait until the appleyard's are bigger to put them together?
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2012
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners

    Jan 3, 2010
    Southern New England
    I would keep them separated by something like plastic poultry fence for at least a few weeks. Ducklings grow so quickly! The size difference might make for the little ones getting bowled over.

    After the new babies are grown up a little more, and more steady on their feet, then I would have some supervised time together and see how it goes.

    I don't recall your setup, but it may not be hard to just set up a divider in the brooder.

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