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Removing ducklings from their Mum?

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

  1. kiwichicky

    kiwichicky New Egg

    Mar 26, 2013
    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?

  2. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

    May 24, 2011
    On, Canada
    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.

    Last edited: Feb 11, 2014
  3. kiwichicky

    kiwichicky New Egg

    Mar 26, 2013
    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

    Oct 3, 2009
    Western N.C.
    anywhere from 3-to 6 weeks depends on the mama.

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