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Two chicken chicks hatched underneath my broody Cayuga duck.

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by sheildmaiden, Jun 18, 2016.

  1. sheildmaiden

    sheildmaiden Out Of The Brooder

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    The most interesting thing occured, my Cayuga Hen has hatched two chicken chicks, and so far just one duckling. Should I take them away and feed them underneath a heat lamp, or let her tend the babies
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    If she has access to swimming water, I would take the chicks away from her.
     
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    Well, I am rehoming the duck and ducklings with a family that owns a pond asap, because I dont own a pond
     
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    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    I have successfully raised ducklings under chicken hens many times, but chicks under duck hens can get squished or chilled/drowned when their mothers go swimming.
     
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    How should I deal with the chicks, put them under direct heat lamp?
     

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