putting baby ducks w/ a nesting duck?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by jjtrucker, Mar 1, 2015.

  1. jjtrucker

    jjtrucker Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 2 ducklings and a gosling and am wondering if I can put them with my nesting duck? Will she accept them? Will she stop sitting her eggs if I put them with her?
     
  2. Amykins

    Amykins Overrun With Chickens

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    That's a really bad idea. She's broody, so best case she'll probably ignore the babies, worst case she'll attack them outright. She's busy doing her own job!
     
  3. jjtrucker

    jjtrucker Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok thanks, I'll just keep them with the chicks then. I felt so bad for her. She has been sitting on her nest for like 2 months now. For some reason her eggs never would grow any life so I finally had to toss them and she got very upset so I gave her some dummy eggs and she sat them. I found someone with fertile duck eggs and put those under her and they are developing nicely. I assume it's a gentic problem with her or my drake why her own eggs won't develope
     

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