Mama duck seems to be brooding again.

Jun 3, 2017
Hello, I am new to the forum and have a question. Let me introduce myself. I am not totally new but haven't had poultry in many years. I now have 2 mature roosters, 6 adult hens, 18 9 week old baby chicks mixed breeds. I also have a male, female and 5 2 week old ducks mom hatched. They have been in a pen because we lost another female I suspect to an owl. Mama is laying again and seems to be broody again, paying little attention now to these babies. I am not certain but am concerned she is abandoning them. Can I get some feedback on this please?


I Love Autumn
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7 Years
Jul 16, 2015
Some aren't good moms. If she's laying again than generally it means they are done with the last batch. I would watch to see how she interacts with them, whether she's caring for them or ignoring them. Depending on your temperatures you may have to step in.

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