All barnyard animal's are capable of this. One of my oldest best cochin hen's killed a baby polish chick that got thru behind some wire away from it's mother.Turkeys and geese are the worst for killing baby duck's, chicks etc.It's sad but it happen's.
If your duck has several egg's and she is leaving them daily or if you have more than one duck hen she may not be ready to brood the egg's yet. Ducks lay a clutch of egg's just like chicken's.Depend's on the duck. Sometime's young mother's will sit on egg's for a while and then … Read more
Yes mallard ducks will mate with Pekin's. I raised duck's the last 5 year's.My flock consisted of domesticated mallard's,pekin,runner, call and mixed standard duck's.These breeds are too heavy and fat to get any real height in flying if even off the ground.If you want to have purebred duck's you need to keep your ground duck's … Read more
All ducks like corn whether whole or cracked.They also love bread pieces,they will eat some leftover greens etc. Such as lettuce.They naturally forage for bugs and vegetation.
Baby ducks without mom require a good dry brooder with a warm brooder lamp.Baby ducklings that have not been with their mother do not have the natural protective oils on their down and can become chilled and die if they are not kept as dry as possible.Offer a chick starter for food and keep water … Read more
Female Pekins will have a lighter raspier quack and the males have a deep quack.Also adult males have a curl at the end of tail.Bill color can also be a factor with hens having a lighter color and males a deeper orange.
There are several breeds of standard ducks.Depends on the color, size.You could possibly have a mix breed.A little more info about your duck would help.
A single duck will do just fine alone but do prefer company.Just about any duck will be a good companion.My flock of ducks are mixed breeds including Pekin/ Khaki Campbell/Domesticated Mallard/Chocolate/Ancona and more.Ducks will mate naturally so the breed isn't going to affect them any.