I am pretty sure my hen is serious about being broody. I have gathered eggs and kicked her off every time and she still goes back to hatch the golf balls for at least three or four days now. Lost my rooster so I have to buy eggs to put under her. Has anyone put duck and chicken eggs under one hen? Or should I just stick with one or the other? Is there anything special I need to do to put eggs under her or is sticking them under her at night enough? I had been trying to get a broody for years now but never planned on having to buy fertile eggs. I believe the hen is a Black Australorp, I forgot to ask when I bought them, how serious is this breed about being mothers?
Any advice is greatly appreciated.