In the Brooder
- Nov 1, 2012
I have 4 Cayuga ducks, 2 male and 2 female. Needless to say, we have had three successful hatchings. Sadly only the first one is alive. It hatched 3 days ago. The second one hatched the 2 days ago but my daughter found it in the community water bowl, its stomach torn open. We thought it was the big male Goliath that did it since he seems to be a little ticked off about the babies. So we closed up the mother in her nesting box and the remaining duckling is doing well. Today I went out to check on them and found a newly hatched baby right in front of the mama but its stomach was torn. So maybe its the mama doing it? If so why? Shes a very docile duck and seems to be taking care of the first hatched. Any Suggestions?