one duck hatching

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by truckerswife, Aug 16, 2008.

  1. truckerswife

    truckerswife Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 20, 2007
    SW Washington
    I have one egg under my muscovy due to hatch next weekend. First duck hatch for me .

    What do I feed baby duck?

    Should mom and baby duck be removed from the chicken coop/run when duckling hatches to keep chickens away?
    I am concerened the chickens may peck baby duckling.

    I dont have much time until it hatches...any advice greatly appreciated. Thanks .
  2. asher

    asher Chicken Enabler Extraordinaire

    Jan 26, 2007
    Mountains of NC
    Unmedicated chick starter works fine for a baby duck.

    I generally seperate any brooding mom and new chick for their safety, but a lot of others don't and it's fine.
  3. kellim

    kellim Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 19, 2008
    SC, GA Border
    I feed mine chick starter. I haven't had any ducks go broody for me, I have hatched out my ducklings in the incubator. Congratulations!!! Also, I did have a problem with my chicks pecking at the duckling. I had to seperate it from the chicks that were the same age.

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