Will a duck kill chicks that she has hatched

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Sarah3688, Oct 12, 2013.

  1. Sarah3688

    Sarah3688 New Egg

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    I have a Muscovy duck that has been sitting on eggs. One of our Isa browns has been laying eggs in the ducks nest and now has decided that she wants to sit on them as well. We split the eggs up and gave the duck eggs to the duck and the chook eggs to the chook but kept them in the same box. Today I found a dead chick in the box.

    What should I do? Would the duck kill the chick?
     
  2. ashlee clarke

    ashlee clarke Out Of The Brooder

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    I don't know :-( sorry
     
  3. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Yes, sometimes duck mothers hatch, then kill their ducklings, so I think it could kill a chick, too. You need to get the chicks and ducklings left into a brooder.
     
  4. ashlee clarke

    ashlee clarke Out Of The Brooder

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    I didn't know that a suck can kill her young
     
  5. ashlee clarke

    ashlee clarke Out Of The Brooder

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    A ****
     
  6. ashlee clarke

    ashlee clarke Out Of The Brooder

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    A duck I ment
     
  7. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    We don't know for sure especially the first hatch, but some ducks make superb moms, others just for some unexplained reason either step on or get aggressive with the ducklings. Sometimes it is the drake who otherwise seemed mellow. I don't know of a way to know ahead of time, from anything I have read here people just need to be watchful.
     
  8. Sarah3688

    Sarah3688 New Egg

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    Thank you :)
     
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    Please keep us updated.
     
  10. Sarah3688

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    I also have 14 week old Muscovy ducks. Just wondering when they would start laying.
    Thanks :)
     

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