Ok to handle ducklings?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by cartercoop, Jul 31, 2014.

  1. cartercoop

    cartercoop New Egg

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    We have a mama duck that we have raised, but is *free range* in our yard. She has ducklings that have hatched between yesterday and today. We want to know if it is ok to handle the ducklings, or if it will cause her to harm them. So far today, she is fine with us being near the nest & the ducklings. (Yesterday she was not.)

    Thanks!
     
  2. Papas Chickens

    Papas Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have always handled day old chicks, ducklings, ect without a problem from mama, just give her a handful of feed before and after handling them and you should be fine. Thats what i always do with my girls. [​IMG]
     
  3. cartercoop

    cartercoop New Egg

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    Thanks! Everybody will be so happy to hear this...they are nearly bursting at the seams with excitement! :)
     
  4. Papas Chickens

    Papas Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lol i bet. [​IMG]
     

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