male pekin duck with sitting silkie hen

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by silkielover92, Aug 1, 2011.

  1. silkielover92

    silkielover92 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've read how make ducks kill babies, step on them eat them, etc.. do u think he would be aggressive to the silkie hen as she's sitting on the eggs? I haven't seen it yet but I don't want these eggs to die. Should I separate him from the chickens? As she's sitting or wait till they hatch?[​IMG]
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Why take the chance that he might either intentionally or accidentally hurt the chicks? Separate them before the problem arises.
     
  3. cat1994

    cat1994 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I lost a lil duckling to his own dad so now I separate all drakes from the broody ducks as soon as they go broody so another lil baby doesn't die b/c of me.
     
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  4. silkielover92

    silkielover92 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks..should I take the rooster and other hens out too?
     

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