One of my ducks decided to hatch out ducklings away from the barn. I'm scared to death that they'll get eaten - do I just grab her and the ducklings once born and put them in their own penned area? what if all the eggs don't hatch out at the same time?
Generally ducks will leave the nest within 36 hours of the first duckling hatching. When that occurs, if it were me, I would put her and the ducklings in a secure pen. Any unhatched eggs could be discarded or placed under a broodyhen or in an incubator. Good luck - she is a beautiful muscovy.
she's up on a ledge and has 10+ eggs - how long do I give for them to hatch prior to moving all? Then - do I have her some sort of specific type of area set up in the new pen - a cat carrier or big box area - privacy - and such. Any help is most appreciated!