My duck gave me a surprise!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by BlueSwede81, May 5, 2017.

  1. BlueSwede81

    BlueSwede81 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a broody Blue Swedish. She had been sitting on her clutch for a few weeks now and I didn't think anything of it because she's done it before (and nothing hatched). I came out yesterday, and she was tending to a just hatched duckling! So far, three more have hatched. She has more eggs under her so I'm worried about how many more there could be![​IMG]The father is a supposedly an Indian Runner, though I think he's mixed with something else so these ducklings are a Heinz 57 haha.

    Anyways, I've kept her and the babies separate from the three other ducks I have. I put a little dish of water and some starter feed in with her and I've been letting her do her thing. Are there any suggestions or advice for this situation?
     
  2. Ducks4us

    Ducks4us Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like your doing a good job. No advice from me except please post a picture [​IMG][​IMG]lol :)
     
  3. BlueSwede81

    BlueSwede81 Out Of The Brooder

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    Here's the proud mama and the first 2 hatchlings
     
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  4. Ducks4us

    Ducks4us Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh my goodness! How sweet [​IMG][​IMG] sooo adorable!!
     
  5. BlueSwede81

    BlueSwede81 Out Of The Brooder

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    I know! I love the peep peep sounds ^_^
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    This is the daddy, Virgil. He's my only drake
     
  6. Ducks4us

    Ducks4us Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh he is pretty! let us know how many hatch ! [​IMG]
     
  7. BlueSwede81

    BlueSwede81 Out Of The Brooder

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    He is a handsome boy, but also a brat haha
    So far just 4 total but we will see :)
     
  8. Ducks4us

    Ducks4us Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lol well 4 is a good number even if no more hatch [​IMG]
    Someone on here last year had 17 or 18 [​IMG]
     
  9. BlueSwede81

    BlueSwede81 Out Of The Brooder

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    Omg, I'm glad it won't be that many! Haha :)
    there's now 6, I got to watch one hatch
     
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    Ducks4us Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aww. How exciting that you got to watch one!
     

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