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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by jayjay, Mar 11, 2012.

  1. jayjay

    jayjay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello everyone,

    My name is Jay, a woman in need of information and i am new to chickens and ducks. I am from the UK and have joined to get some much needed information and help from people who keep ducks and chickens. My venture is very new and I am learning quite a bit but there is still a lot I do now know so am hoping someone can help with this.

    For example I have 2 pair of ducks. 1 is has been sitting on her eggs for about a week. Do i separate mum and eggs from the others? If i do this it leaves 1 female with 2 drakes and i am concerned.

    Thank you
     
  2. WELCOME FROM THE FREEZING DEPTHS OF ALASKA [​IMG]

    Im not a duckie expert but I would say (just from chicken experince) SEPERATE HER!
     
  3. justbugged

    justbugged Head of the Night Crew for WA State

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    Welcome from the soggy side of Washington State. My DH's parents emigrated from the UK back 1960. There is a group of members that are all living in the UK.
     
  4. jayjay

    jayjay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for your help. Its good to know i'm not alone. Apart from the ducks I also have 3 speckled Maran and 3 suffolks 2 white and 1 black chickens so this is going to be a hurge learning experience for me and i look forward to reading all posts.
     
  5. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  6. DDNONIN2016

    DDNONIN2016 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello and welcome from Southwest Ohio....glad you joined us
     
  7. dreamer5577

    dreamer5577 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi && Welcome!!
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  8. The Red Rooster

    The Red Rooster Poultry Observer

    Welcome to BYC!

    I would separate them. There's no telling what the drakes would do to the eggs. You should keep the drakes in a pen until the eggs hatch. That way you don't have to move the mother and cause more stress.
     
  9. LilMissChz

    LilMissChz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congratulations for your Momma duck! And welcome to BYC all the way across the Atlantic from Maryland, USA.
     
  10. jayjay

    jayjay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, i was thinking of seperating them but i am not sure if i should just take both drakes out and leave the other female in there. I am concerned if i put the 2 drakes on their own, will they begin to fight but then again if i put the other hen in there she will be exhausted with 2 drakes. What do you think?
     

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