What I'm I doing???

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by degan, Apr 20, 2012.

  1. degan

    degan Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 10, 2010
    Arnprior, Ontario
    I have a female and two male call ducks in a pen outside with a small pond. The female is sitting on eggs. When they hatch can I just let her take care of them? She has the eggs in a big tupperware container that I flippped over and cut a entrance hole in. Will she keep the babies warm enought? Is it OK to let the two males stay out with her and the babies? Do I have to put out special feed for the babies? Need some help to figure this out.
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Dec 22, 2009
    1. Are they the only ducks you have in there? Because two drakes to a hen is not a safe ratio.

    2. Yes she can take care of them and well as keeping them warm

    3. NO to the drakes. They can easily kill her and the ducklings

    4. You can feed them all flock raiser

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