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Are there any problems with using a broody hen to hatch and raise ducks?

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Last year I used a hen to do this and this year I wanted to do it again..... Are there any problems with this and will the other ducks bother with the chicks?
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No problem with them they tend to be messier than chicks, and mama goes nuts when her babies try to "drown" themselves A.K.A. go for a swim.

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I was also wondering what is easy to gat that I could feed the chicks.
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I just use chick started.

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Thanks
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If the hen sits on duck eggs your chickens will think they are another chicken just like having a mixed flock. Make sure there is some where for the duck to swim tho (that's very obvious lol)
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