Broody Hen - Duck eggs?

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

  1. feather2

    feather2 Chillin' With My Peeps

    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    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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