When will my chick go outside?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by collingwood, Nov 3, 2014.

  1. Hi everyone I have a chick (a chicken chick) that is getting looked after by a duck! And I was wondering when will the duck take the chick outside?
  2. LanceTN

    LanceTN Chirping

    Aug 31, 2014
    I have no idea.

    However I'm curious to see how this works out. I know of a goose raised by ducks who denies his gooseness and lives as a duck.

    This may wind up much the same way lol
  3. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Crowing

    Apr 11, 2011
    How old is the chick? And I'm assuming the duck hatched the chick?

    She'll probably bring it out after a few days or so. Does your duck momma have access to a pond? If so, you may want to work out a way to confine her and keep any source of water shallow. Ducks take their babies to water at some point, chickens and water aren't the greatest mix.

    I had a goose raised by a chicken, but never a chicken raised by waterfowl. I'm not sure if the chick would jump in after its momma duck, but my chicken would flip out when her goose baby would swim in its kiddie pool!
  4. The ponds aren't buried in the ground they are too high up for the chick and also the duck didn't hatch the chick!

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