Peking ducks

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by thomascmrn, Oct 19, 2016.

  1. thomascmrn

    thomascmrn Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi I have 2 Peking ducks one hen and one drake she's been making a nest and sitting on her eggs at night time can I let her hatch them and let her rasie them
     
  2. minihorse927

    minihorse927 Whipper snapper Premium Member

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    You can let her give it a try it she has a safe place to sit on them. Perkins are not the best mothers put there and their weight means they tend to break eggs while sitting. Make sure the best is well padded to prevent breakage and when she does hatch off watch her closely to make sure she is taking proper care of them. I've for one old pekin hen here that is an excellent mother so they are out there but not well of them are.
     
  3. thomascmrn

    thomascmrn Out Of The Brooder

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    Well she's doing good cuz ever time I go to look at them she gets mad and comes over to me and starts quaking
     
  4. minihorse927

    minihorse927 Whipper snapper Premium Member

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    that's a good sign. Just make sure to check the nest regularly for any broken or cracked eggs and let her do her job. Some of them do make excellent mothers, some don't.
     
  5. thomascmrn

    thomascmrn Out Of The Brooder

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    Can they fly I herd they can't cuz they get so big
     
  6. minihorse927

    minihorse927 Whipper snapper Premium Member

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    no pekin cannot fly
     

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