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Chicken Eggs Under A Duck!

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Hello all, I have a White Muscovey duck sitting on chicken eggs and they hatch tomorrow! What do I do with the chicks? Do I leave them under the duck to get taught how to swim?! I have had this happen before but the chicks got squashed under a much bigger duck! My only problem is I dont have an incubator anymore and I don't know what to do!
Can you help me?
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I have had chicken hens raise ducklings successfully many times; however, I have never had a duck successfully raise chicks.  They generally squash them with their feet or get them wet and chilled after swimming.  Your greatest chance of success is to move the chicks to a brooder after hatching.

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Ok I will probably do that, or maybe put the eggs under another broody hen.
Thank You So Much!
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