My Broody hen hatched 4 ducklings;-))

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  1. farmerRoss

    farmerRoss Out Of The Brooder

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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;-)[​IMG]
     
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Aww.....what cutie pies! I don't know a thing about ducks. You will want to post this in our duck section for more help with your ducklings...https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/42/ducks

    Enjoy these little cuties and welcome to our flock!
     
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  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    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!
     
  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]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!
     
  5. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  6. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Good luck with your ducks!
     
  7. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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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.
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Broody hens usually make great foster moms. Good luck with yours.
     
  9. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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