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when the muscovie duckling hatch do i take them

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by tsc11, Aug 17, 2011.

  1. tsc11

    tsc11 In the Brooder

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    should i take them from there mother
     

  2. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    If a hen hatches ducklings on her on, I would leave them with her. The only reason I take away babies from a hen is if she is not a good mother - such as pecking at them, not squatting to let them snuggle under her, etc.
     
  3. tsc11

    tsc11 In the Brooder

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    okay thanks
     
  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    Muscovies make wonderful mothers..
     
  5. LisaAnnW

    LisaAnnW Chirping

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    Yes, Muscovies are great mothers, but sometimes we have a duckling-eating Egret show up...it's awful seeing it carry babies away, so we intervene and put the babies in a pen with warmth, chick starter and water - mom too, if we can catch her.
     

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