- Jul 10, 2010
I have a broody chicken! She's a year old, has always been a bit of a loner and has shown "broody characteristics", but yesterday noticed she sat in a nesting box all day and has been there all day today as well. I put a couple of eggs under her this afternoon, but was wondering if there is any chance that she could hatch a duck egg or two? I know that the time to hatch is longer so wasn't sure if this would be possible. Also, as this is the first time for her to go broody what is the chance she will stay on the nest long enough to hatch? I wonder if since she is fairly young she will decide not to commit for the full time needed to hatch.