What makes me sad......little runt seperated from others

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by bayyjayy, Sep 7, 2011.

  1. bayyjayy

    bayyjayy Songster

    Jul 5, 2011
    I feel like this is SO mean, but I KNOW it is for his/her own good:


    I had them together, but there was at least one that was being a little booger and being mean to the baby, so I had to seperate them. Just so you get an idea of how little this guy is.....


    This is the littlest one next to the biggest one I have:


    Not sure s/he has grown a bit since I got them two weeks ago today!!! [​IMG]

    ETA: I am turning the pen around tomorrow so that he will have shade without losing site of his buddies.
    Last edited: Sep 7, 2011
  2. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    What a little peanut! [​IMG] I would probably do the very same thing. [​IMG]
  3. Oddyse

    Oddyse Songster

    May 21, 2011
    Aw he's so lovely! Well done on your decision though, I would say you did the right thing [​IMG]
  4. heidihas2ducks

    heidihas2ducks In the Brooder

    Jun 1, 2011
    Upstate NY
    OMG!!!! They were all hatched at the same time? And same breed? He is soooo cute! Theres your cuddle bug...Move him in with you! Lol! Bless his tiny little heart he is adorable!
  5. jdywntr

    jdywntr Songster

    Oct 31, 2009
    Somerville, AL
    As long as he can keep up and isn't getting picked on its great. I had a runner hatch about 4 days after the rest and introduced it to mom and siblings and it was fine.
  6. bayyjayy

    bayyjayy Songster

    Jul 5, 2011
    Not sure if they all hatched together, but they all came together and they were all the same size....he just got a hurt foot for a few days (still limping and not using it right, but at least he IS using it now...yay!).

    I AM trying to make him my cuddlebug....but OMG does he have a LOUD cheep when he is out of sight of his buddies.

    Yes, at least one was reallllly picking on him.....and this after reading that Anconas don't really do the whole pecking order thing....even the lowest ranked duck is treated with kindness and respect. Not so far! [​IMG]

    He IS a cutie, huh?? [​IMG]
  7. ChickInDelight

    ChickInDelight Never an Empty Nest

    Apr 27, 2011
    Browntown, VA
    I have one in 8 runners that is not growing like the others. He appears to be thriving though. No one is picking and he is not run over any more than any others. I wonder what makes him small. He is a chocolate.
  8. roocrazy

    roocrazy Songster

    Jun 11, 2009
    i have a runt pekin too:( it makes me sad for her too next to her brother two times as big!
  9. Dusky Beauty

    Dusky Beauty Songster

    Aug 11, 2011
    Upshur County, Texas
    I have a runty Campbell too, she's always been smaller than all her "sisters" and I always worry she isn't getting enough of the food, especially since she's handicapped too, not that I should--- she's very sassy and has no trouble getting her share from the trough.
  10. bayyjayy

    bayyjayy Songster

    Jul 5, 2011
    Glad to hear of other runts that make it....each morning I worry that she will be gone when I go to check on her. Glad to know that others have some doing just fine.

    I appreciate knowing that.

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