Posted 04-30-2004 at 16:26:29
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Despite all the "experts" proclaiming that Runner hens are lousy sitters, one of ours has been sitting on 5 eggs for 23 days. (Due to hatch in 5 days!)
Here are the questions:
(chime in to any or all!)
So, anyone ever raised Runner duckings "naturally"?
Will the mother take care of her babies?
If she does, do they still need light/heat round the clock?
Should mom/babies be separated from the other female and/or drake?
When should the babies have access to swimming water?
Anything else important to know?
Thanks in advance!