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Is it unusual for a chicken to sit on a ducks eggs?  My duck has a nest and when she leaves to eat the chicken sits in her nest for an hour or two a day.

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Is it unusual for a chicken to sit on a ducks eggs?  My duck has a nest and when she leaves to eat the chicken sits in her nest for an hour or two a day.


Not from everything I've heard from chicken owners, but I don't own chickens. Some chickens just like to set on eggs. Does your chicken have a nest she can set on, or is her setting on the duck's nest causing a problem?

 

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My little Japanese bantam will sit on anything she's got three duck eggs in her nest. And we have a frizzle and a muscovy sharing a nest right now and it is empty...the muscovy keeps squishing the Ducklings she hatches so I am using angry bird my super broody to hatch my ducklings instead.
Edited by Halloweengirl13 - 9/24/15 at 6:24pm
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My little Japanese bantam will sit on anything she's got three duck eggs in her nest. And we have a frizzle and a muscovy sharing a nest right now and it is empty...the muscovy keeps squishing the Ducklings she hatches so I am using angry bird my super broody to hatch my ducklings instead.


Those are the cutest images in my mind. I'd love to see pics!

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Angry Bird
this is the look she gave me after I put the duck eggs in her nest.






Ishtar



Skrimp and Kay Kay

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Thank you. They seem to getting along fine sharing the nest. I was a little shocked to see Edith my chicken sitting on the ducks eggs. Momma duck doesn't seem to mind 😊
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Hen's will hatch duck eggs, but get a little up when their "chicks" decide to go swimming.
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