YIKES..Talk About A Protective Mom

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by 1234duck, May 28, 2011.

  1. 1234duck

    1234duck Songster

    Yesterday my daughter and her friend were helping me catch 6 out of 12 ducklings. Their only 5 days old & mommy duck was SOOOO MAD. I never seen anything like it before, she was trying to bite my daughter in the leg & was flying right at us and hissing, mouth open, wings flapping, yelling. She wasn't happy a bit with us. We caught 6 and still have 6 more to catch they are fast & their mom is too. lol ~Julie~

  2. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

    Oct 2, 2008
    Yeah, a good broodie will NOT be happy about you picking up her ducklings. I have one that hates me right now. I sold 3 of her babies and she is now even more protective of her last 3. Can't blame her but still... [​IMG]
  3. desertdarlene

    desertdarlene Songster

    Aug 4, 2010
    San Diego
    Sounds like you've got a good mama there! I wish all mothers were that protective of their babies. What a pain, though. Maybe carry a shield, lol. Or, maybe catch and isolate mom and then get the ducklings.
    Last edited: May 28, 2011
  4. 1234duck

    1234duck Songster

    lol.. yep I did have a shield, my daughter was my shield. lmao just kidding I had a real large bowl in my hand just to scare her. but i don't look forward to getting the rest of them babies. ~Julie~
  5. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Crowing

    Mar 29, 2011
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  6. Goat_Walker

    Goat_Walker I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady

    Jul 9, 2008
    My muscovy mama is a dinosaur. She attacks, jumps on heads and backs digs her claws into you , draws blood, yanks hair, beats with wings, everything. SHe is awesome lol
  7. 1234duck

    1234duck Songster

    LMAO.... yikes, she sounds more like OUT OF CONTROL [​IMG] ~Julie~
  8. Ducksareamazing

    Ducksareamazing Hatching

    May 26, 2011
    I had this happen the first time I tried to take ducklings to sell them. I got around this by taking the eggs and incubating them in an incubator. She gets over it alot faster.
  9. Crayonsmom

    Crayonsmom Songster

    Jun 29, 2009
    I think mean momma ducks is one reason why I'm glad my ducks don't really go broody. [​IMG]

  10. hcppam

    hcppam Songster

    Still rather have a mad mommy duck than a mean drake, not that it's any consolation huh. [​IMG]

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