Question about adding ducklings to an established flock..

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by chick a chick a bang bang, Mar 29, 2011.

  1. chick a chick a bang bang

    chick a chick a bang bang Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello..
    I had 2 of my 3 ducks wiped out buy a hawk/eagle today [​IMG] My surviving Indian Runner is on the only one left and is lonely. Can I introduce ducklings to her and she won't attack them, or do I need to raise them up a little before introducing them?

    Any advice would be great!
    Thanks!
     
    Last edited: Mar 29, 2011
  2. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

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    If she was broody you may have more hope of her accepting them. Just putting them outside with her is not a good idea- especially with hawks around. I put my babies out at around 4 weeks but they dont go out with the flock during the day until 6 weeks old. Being that you only have one duck- she will likely be happy for the company - but making sure they are all safe should be your first priority.
     
  3. chick a chick a bang bang

    chick a chick a bang bang Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the info! I'll treat it like when I introduce new chickens to my flock then.. makes sense!
    Thank you!
     
  4. veronicasmom

    veronicasmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aww sorry for your loss:hugs
     

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