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Will Drake Atrack Ducklings?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by LilBantams, May 30, 2016.

  1. LilBantams

    LilBantams Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 29, 2016
    I currently have a duck sitting on three eggs and they are all pipping! I'm worried though that when they hatch the Drake is going to hurt them? It is just the hen and Drake in the coop (along with the eggs). No others ducks. Will the drake hurt them or will they be ok? Anyone had this experience?
  2. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

    Nov 30, 2014
    Middle Tennessee
    That is a toss up... some drakes are just fine with ducklings, some are not... to be safe, I would separate him now, but keep him where they can all see each other... after the ducklings are up and about you can decide whether to try some supervised integration...
  3. Shade454

    Shade454 Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 14, 2015
    Depends if the momma is guarding.

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