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Broody Hen - Duck eggs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by feather2, Jun 21, 2011.

  1. feather2

    feather2 Songster

    Nov 28, 2008
    north haven, ct
    Easter, my Americana hen has been broody for about three weeks now. I have been leaving at least one of Amble's (Wyandotte) eggs in the nest. I am getting fertile DUCK eggs tomorrow. My question is: can I put a couple in her nest and how long will she stay broody? Do they give up after about 30 days?

  2. farmgirlforever18

    farmgirlforever18 Songster

    Mar 5, 2010
    Dublin TEXAS
    i hade a chicken go broody and i put duck eggs under her and she hatched them just fine and raised them too.
  3. FeatheredObsessions

    FeatheredObsessions Songster

    May 24, 2010
    I have a broody who sat on her nest for 2 months till she heard a baby she was not satisfied. I finally gave her a new chick from the incubator.

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