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 Post subject: Confused baby
PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2011 4:26 pm 
Fiesty Fowl
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Location: Gatton Queensland
I had a grey and white mussy duck (Missy) sitting on a couple of eggs with a white silkie chook also on eggs. They were inseparable. If I tried to put them in separate cages the duck would throw a hissy fit until I reunited them. :roll:
They were always stealing each others eggs if one moved off for a feed or drink.
Only one little duckling hatched out. It is a grey and white too. The chook went off the cluck as she thought the duckling was rightfully hers. I gave her eggs to another two chooks.
Each night the duckling sleeps under the chook while mum stays outside. She wont let me put her inside. When I feed the chook she drops food for the duckling to eat and so on.
When I let the chook and duckling out in the morning the duckling looks for mum. She is looked after all day by both mum and chooker. I hope the duckling doesn't get an identity problem here. :)

I have to be very careful at night. I have lost my girl Patch (the mother of most of my young ducks) and my old silkie rooster (old man) who I had for seven years. We have a fox coming in the property nearly every night for the last week.
Alan (OH) and Beau (dog) are not getting much sleep lately because of this.
I have had to close the doors of the coup at night now and the ducks and geese stay on or next to the dam on our side near the fence until daylight.

I have chooks, muscoveys, geese, parrots, cats, dogs and 1 long suffering hubby

 Post subject: Re: Confused baby
PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2011 10:23 pm 
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Could only happen at your place Duckie :lol: :lol:
Poor thing will need therapy as it grows.
Sad to hear of your fox attack rotten things only good fox is a dead one.
Take care :)

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