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Removing ducklings from their Mum?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by kiwichicky, Feb 11, 2014.

  1. kiwichicky

    kiwichicky New Egg

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    At what age would you remove ducklings raised by their Mum? We have 4 pekin ducklings who are now 5 weeks old and are starting to lose their fluff. At the moment they live with Mum in a large pen to protect them from predators. We have friends who would like to adopt them, at what age can they leave the safety of their Mum?

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  2. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    aw, so cute! honestly some remove right after hatching, i prefer to wait to 6wks at the least but i admit i have left the mama's here to self wean her kids so they are usually older if the mum is a good one.

    So no reason, not to now.. if that is what you desire. Answers and methods will completely vary on this.

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    Last edited: Feb 11, 2014
  3. kiwichicky

    kiwichicky New Egg

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    Thanks for that. At what age do they usually wean? I'm happy to wait for that I don't want to upset Mumma!
     
  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    anywhere from 3-to 6 weeks depends on the mama.
     

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