Broody hen raising indian runners?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by domromer, Jun 15, 2008.

  1. domromer

    domromer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My hens is busy raising 5 chicks that are two weeks old. I found someone giving away indian runner chicks that are the same age. I was told that you can slip chicks under a broody hen at night and she will raise them. Think I could try these with the ducks? Would she accept them as her own?
     
  2. coffeemama

    coffeemama Barista Queen

    Mar 5, 2008
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    I have heard of people doing this a spritzing the eggs for extra moisture (or something-don't hold me to this). Would you be putting them under a different broody I assume?
     
  3. domromer

    domromer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, I'd be putting 2 week old ducks in with the 2 week old chicks. Not eggs but live chicks and ducks.
     
  4. priszilla

    priszilla Chillin' With My Peeps

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    2 day olds maybe- but 2 week olds- I don't think so. You are stuck.but they will be feathered up really quickly
     

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