Broody hen hatching ducks

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Oscarsgravett, Jul 30, 2014.

  1. Oscarsgravett

    Oscarsgravett Chirping

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    Hello,
    I currently have a black Sussex sitting on 8 duck eggs which are three breeds: calls, east Indies & miniature silver appleyards. I just wondered if anyone had alot of luck hatching out these breeds?

    I'm only asking just to reasure myself as I really wanted these breeds for ages. :)
     
  2. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Crowing

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    I had a bantam that hatched out 2 ducks. when the ducks grew up they alway acknowledged the hen with respect.
     
  3. Oscarsgravett

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    They look beautiful :) how many eggs did you put under her before they hatched? :)
     
  4. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Crowing

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    just 2 the duck laid them in a weird spot and they were getting rained on.
     
  5. Oscarsgravett

    Oscarsgravett Chirping

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    At least you managed to save them :):D
     
  6. MohicanHase

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    You have me the idea to get a hen to brood my duck eggs instead of a Muscovy! they take up les space and are cleaner. lol is this common to have a hen brood ducklings?
     
  7. gimmie birdies

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    chickens will hatch and mother anything I guess.
     
  8. Oscarsgravett

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    Hello,
    We had muscovies and they hatched 2 out of four eggs and did make quite good mums however many people I know prefer hatching ducklings under a broody chicken and say they're more reliable than ducks with sitting :)
     
  9. gimmie birdies

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    I would agree, when I had a duck on her own eggs, she still wanted to go swim once a day.
     
  10. Oscarsgravett

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    We had an silver appleyard which did that but she got the eggs so wet and they didn't hatch :(
     

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