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If I put ducklings along with chicks under a broody chicken will she take care of them equally? Or will she exclude the ducklings? Do ducks and chickens get along? are ducks all that bad? can you eat duck eggs?

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Hi and welcome to BYC. I would imagine that a broody hen will be happy to look after ducks in principle, but if you ask your question in the "raising baby chicks" forum you will get more advice. And yes, you can eat duck eggs - they are richer than chicken eggs, but i understand that some people like to use them when baking. 

 

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:welcome

 

In addition to the information CTKen has given you, you may also want to get more information from the duck forum folks:

http://www.backyardchickens.com/f/42/ducks

 

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Forum FAQ & tips: post #1

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Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

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I don't know if a broody hen would accept ducklings.  It's different if  you had duck eggs under her,   she would just think they were 'chickens," once they hatched.

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