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

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by adpad5, Feb 26, 2016.

  1. adpad5

    adpad5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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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?
     
  2. chicklover 1998

    chicklover 1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

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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.
     
  3. adpad5

    adpad5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was also wondering what is easy to gat that I could feed the chicks.
     
  4. chicklover 1998

    chicklover 1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just use chick started.
     
  5. chicklover 1998

    chicklover 1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    *starter
     
  6. adpad5

    adpad5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks
     
  7. Nakiya

    Nakiya Out Of The Brooder

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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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