Lone Hatchling...what to do?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Bleenie, Oct 25, 2009.

  1. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    I have a lone muscovy baby from the last hatch (nibbles x sidney). She's al;most a few weeks old now and getting VERY big!

    so far she has been brooded with the chicks, for company, but now that she's becoming so much bigger I am going to have to move her to her own brooder.
    I am POSITIVE she will just have a cow if i put her alone, SO.....

    should i get another duckling? keep her with a chick?

    Will she be okay with a chick or will it get too messy/wet and make the baby sick?

    I found someone that has some babies for sale but they're a bit older & non-muscovy. I hate the thought of her getting attached and then me having to get rid of the other baby. [​IMG]

    no one has young muscovy babies right now! [​IMG]
    Last edited: Oct 25, 2009
  2. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

    Oct 2, 2008
    Unless she is trampling the chicks, you might want to keep them together. You are right that she will have a cow if separated.

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