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Should I take mother duck out from nest?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Smurfypop, Jul 6, 2016.

  1. Smurfypop

    Smurfypop New Egg

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    My saxony duck has hatched out 1 duckling two days ago. Another is still in the process of hatching today. She hasn't left the nest since yesterday morning and it's 4 o clock now. Should I take her out of the nest for a while to eat and drink? She is seriously cranky.
     
  2. ralph a

    ralph a Out Of The Brooder

    No i would not. She will not stay so long as to harm her self. But i would make sure the first guy to hatch has water and a little feed. Maybe a small dish of water and food by cranky mom and see what happens
     
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  3. HannahDuckLover

    HannahDuckLover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, don't take her out yet. At least wait until all the eggs are hatched. But you can put some food and water right by her or very close to her.

    Edit: But it wouldn't actually HURT anything for her to be out for a minute or two, just to have a sip of water and a bite of food. If you're worried, you can go ahead, just make sure she's not gone long.
     
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  4. DuckGirl77

    DuckGirl77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree, leave her be until they all hatch; she should know when to get off the nest.
     
  5. Smurfypop

    Smurfypop New Egg

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    I will leave her be. Thanks guys. I'm just over worrying perhaps. First timer here :) here is a picture of the first baby. [​IMG]
     
  6. DuckGirl77

    DuckGirl77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You're welcome and I think every duck lover over-worries about these kinds of things!

    So cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love the little webs! [​IMG]
     

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