is it ok for the drake to be around the ducklings when they hatch

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by leo3323, Jan 12, 2009.

  1. leo3323

    leo3323 Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 12, 2009
    ok my duck has started sitting on her 6 eggs for her first time weeks past and lately Ive noticed that the drake started sleeping close to her nest now he sleeps rite next to her when shes sitting time by time when she gets off the eggs for her break i check on the eggs and the drake always chases and pecks me when im over their is he protecting them ? either ways he always attacks me when i go out side and im curious because they are already hatching and making little noise in side the eggs when the ducklings hatch will the drake attack them?

    And how long does it take for the ducklings to get out of the eggs after making a little crack?
  2. Dandelion007

    Dandelion007 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 7, 2008
    Durant, OK
    I don't believe you should have any worries about the drake attacking the ducklings. His behavior is normal. I can remember ducks hatching when I was growing up and we didn't have to separate any of them. I found this link and maybe it will help you feel a little more secure with your situation.

    Congrats on the babies that are almost here.
  3. abluechipstock

    abluechipstock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2009
    fort ashby, wv
    i heard muscovy males will kill duckilings:(
  4. Dandelion007

    Dandelion007 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 7, 2008
    Durant, OK
    OP what breed are the ducks?

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