separating ducklings from the male?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Billy-jean, Apr 12, 2012.

  1. Billy-jean

    Billy-jean Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My female rouen is sitting on a nest of her and my female black swedish duck's eggs,,however,the set up I have is 2 females and 1 pekin male. I want to know if they can all stay together after the young hatch? they have a large enclosure for night,then during the day they roam in their large outdoor enclosure,,has a small pond and tree's ect..
    is this ok? or should I take the babies away from her once they hatch? I hate to do this seeing as they should be raised by their mom,,
    thanks,,
     
    Last edited: Apr 12, 2012
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia "I Believe" Premium Member

    Don't take the babies away, you'll miss out on so much enjoyment, the drake may present a problem that you'll have to watch for, some drakes will kill ducklings. either move him temp. or just make sure you are with them to monitor his behavior.
     
  3. Billy-jean

    Billy-jean Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ya,,I figured I will just go out and build a separation and have the male and the swedish female on one side,,and the mom and babies on the other...to be safe. I would hate to see the male kill the babies. I'll have to figure something out :)
    thank you..
     

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