???Broody Banty on White Pekin Duck eggs What do I do???

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by cackleberries, Mar 4, 2009.

  1. cackleberries

    cackleberries Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My lil Banty Hen is having [​IMG] identity issues she has chased big momma duck off here nest and insists on setting the eggs. She has been on the eggs for 5 days. Should I let her alone or move her? Will the ducks hatch? and if they do then what? [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Leave her alone, she'll do just fine. She might freak out the first time the ducklings go into the water, but other than that she should be okay!!

    I would have taken her and given her some chicken eggs to set in the first place, but that's just me!
     
  3. cackleberries

    cackleberries Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thats what really surprised me she had her own eggs she was setting (Henny has hatched her own before) then when big momma laid 6 in her clutch Henny abanded hers for the Ducks. Whats up with that???
     
  4. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Maybe she was jealous that the ducks eggs were bigger? [​IMG] I don't know, that's pretty odd. It could be that her eggs were no good, so she left them. But white pekins aren't supposed to be a broody duck, so I wouldn't even leave the duck eggs there. The duck might go broody, but it's a definite toss-up.
     
  5. clayhillcouple

    clayhillcouple Out Of The Brooder

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    Your lucky- none of our Hens or Peking Ducks haven't gone broody. But we do have a Plymouth Rock Roo(A.K.A. Rocky) that loves to attack us.
     
  6. cackleberries

    cackleberries Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Pekin sets every spring this isn't norm? My hen sets duck eggs and my Pit Bull sleeps with the chickens, the cats eat laying pellets, and the chickens eat cat and dog food. Im beginning to think nothing is NORMAL with my critters [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  7. BellLisamo

    BellLisamo Diagnosed w/ Muscovitis

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    what about humidity????
     
  8. cackleberries

    cackleberries Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:There hasn't been much humidity at all up to this point
     
  9. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    I haven't had chickens hatch duck eggs, but many people have. I don't think it matters so much. There are many people on here that incubate chicken and duck eggs together all the time, with no problems.
     

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