Muscovy hatching out ducklings soon need advice

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  1. Chloe+chickens=LOVE

    Chloe+chickens=LOVE Songster

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    In about ten days my muscovys eggs will start hatching. My main question is should I keep her separated from the others. (1 male pekin 2 female Pekins 2 crossbreed males 1 crossbreed female 2 female muscovys 1 male muscovy)
    Or will the others leave her and her baby's alone? And if one duck does come over will she attack it or let it pick on her baby's?
     
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  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Got my Puppy

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    I personally haven't seen aggression in my muscovy towards ducklings like I sometimes see in chickens. Muscovy moms are generally very protective and no one messes with them. I would keep an eye out for troubles especially since you have some mallard based ducks, I'm not as familiar with them and their behaviors compared to muscovy.
     
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  3. Jpat

    Jpat Free Ranging

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    We need pictures for our "research"
    I bet your excited
     
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  4. Chloe+chickens=LOVE

    Chloe+chickens=LOVE Songster

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    I don't have any pictures if the muscovy because she is nesting under my barn. And yes I am very excited
    And also thank you guys for responding.
     
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  5. Chloe+chickens=LOVE

    Chloe+chickens=LOVE Songster

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    Babys are hatching today three are pipped
     
  6. Breemae123

    Breemae123 Songster

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    Some have said male ducks will attack ducklings. My male Muscovy will ‘bite’ the ducklings if they’re in his way but it’s not hard at all and doesn’t hurt them. My females get annoyed with ducklings that are not theirs and will also bite them but again it’s not aggressive and doesn’t hurt them. The ducklings stick next to their mom who will protect them but it’s not a bad idea to separate them if you’re unsure.
     
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  7. Chloe+chickens=LOVE

    Chloe+chickens=LOVE Songster

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    Thank you:wee:wee:wee:wee:wee:wee:wee:wee:wee:wee:wee:wee:wee:weelol
     
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  8. Lil Drake40

    Lil Drake40 Crowing

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    I think someone is excited. :D;)
     
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  9. casportpony

    casportpony Enlightened

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    Congrats!
     
  10. Soon2BChixMom

    Soon2BChixMom Herding ducks and Wrangling chickens

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    Can't wait to see the ducklings! :wee
     

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