Broody hen hatching

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by CasualT, Jul 4, 2012.

  1. CasualT

    CasualT In the Brooder

    May 9, 2012
    Has anyone ever successfully hatched ducks eggs with a broody chicken?
  2. JimnTer

    JimnTer In the Brooder

    Feb 16, 2012
    [​IMG]I had a red sex link hen go broody back in May and I gave her 6 Rouen duck eggs, then 3 mixed breed bantam chicken eggs a week later. She hatched them all except oneof the chicken eggs. It was her first time being broody and she managed to step on one of the chicks and crush it. One of the ducklinngs got weak and died at a day old. She did a good job with the rest of them though, they will be a month old tomorrow. They are about 2 weeks old in these pictures[​IMG] (hen is in the background).

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