New Ducklings Really Need Advice, worried!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by stormie, Mar 19, 2009.

  1. stormie

    stormie In the Brooder

    Jun 23, 2008
    So I hatched two ducklings and the black one hatched first, while the yellow one hatched next. Well they are one day old now, and I have noticed that the black one is CONSTANTLY getting all up the yellow ones grill and pecking at his beak. I feel bad for the other one because it's exhausted! I think it could be a show of dominance, but still. The yellow one also pecks at the black one. Should I separate them or will this end? I have food and water in their and they know where to eat. I have never hatched two at once, so new to this. I just worried about the tired yellow one.
  2. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

    Oct 2, 2008
    If the yellow one is weak, the black one will go after it. I would separate them for a day or two and then reintroduce them at night and see how it goes.
  3. TheNewMrsEvans

    TheNewMrsEvans Songster

    Sep 15, 2008
    Big Sur, CA
    you should probably give the weak one some sugar water...give it a boost...

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