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Broody chickens and duck eggs

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by pbjmaker, Jul 1, 2011.

  1. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Crowing

    May 9, 2008
    Central Iowa
    Has anyone ever let their chicken hatch your duck eggs? I have a broody mama or three and I thought it would be fun to let them raise ducklings instead...

    All three of them are bantam chickens. A silkie, a silver seabright and a frizzled cochin.

  2. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    yes, I have let my bantam cochins hatch out ducklings. It works great! Mine have hatched out turkeys for me as well. Only problem is...the "momma's" are so small, and can only handle maybe 2 or 3 eggs. [​IMG]

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