My Broody hen hatched 4 ducklings;-))

farmerRoss

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I was wondering if it was okay to keep her and the babies on the large shavings? I also would like to know if it is okay to leave them with her? The ducklings are hours old;-)
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BantamLover21

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Glad you joined us!

Adorable ducklings! I think it would be okay to leave them with your hen--broody hens usually make good mothers, even with non-chicken babies. However, just to be sure, I would post your questions in either the Raising Chicks section of the forums, or the Duck section of the forums.

Good luck with them!
 

Wyandottes7

Crowing
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Jul 24, 2013
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Welcome to BYC!
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We're glad to have you.

I've never had broody hens raise ducklings, but I've read that they can mother ducklings and even goslings. Still, it would be a good idea to post this in the Ducks section, as those people are more knowledgeable on ducks.

Good luck with the ducklings!
 

Michael OShay

Crowing
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May 14, 2014
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Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. Congratulations on your hatch. Ducklings are the ultimate in cute. Your mother hen should do a good job taking care of the ducklings. Of course, she is going to have a panic attack the first time they go in the water. :eek:) Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your ducklings.
 

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