Call duck eggs brooded by a Silkie

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Aves, Nov 16, 2011.

  1. Aves

    Aves Out Of The Brooder

    Due to hatch Dec 3 -4

    any success stories?

    Aves
     
  2. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

    8,427
    15
    263
    Aug 3, 2009
    Not a Silkie, but by a Call. 6 eggs, 6 ducklings.
    Nice hatch rate, isn't it.
    Silkies will do just as well. Call breeders do keep Silkies for just that reason.
     
  3. Hideaway Haven

    Hideaway Haven Out Of The Brooder

    38
    0
    22
    Nov 9, 2011
    Southwest Ohio
    Hi
    We have had silkies and bantam cochins raise call ducks. It is so much fun to see the hens chase after them when they get in the water.
    Good luck
     
  4. Skittlez

    Skittlez Chillin' With My Peeps

    244
    0
    109
    Jan 29, 2010
    Rockford
    You mean likes this?

    [​IMG]

    She had 3 eggs, 2 developed, 1 hatched. The one that didn't hatch quit 2 days before hatch.
     
  5. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

    7,176
    10
    241
    Apr 28, 2011
    TN
    Quote:What color call duck is that? If I ever get call ducks I wont be useing incubators. Seems to hard to hatch them by bators. I would use silkie batams.
     
  6. JulieNKC

    JulieNKC Overrun With Chickens

    6,636
    40
    258
    Sep 25, 2010
    Kansas City
    Quote:How cute. I have a silkie sitting on some duck and chicken eggs right now. I thought with it getting colder they'd finally be done being broody, but she wasn't giving up so I gave her a few.
     
  7. Skittlez

    Skittlez Chillin' With My Peeps

    244
    0
    109
    Jan 29, 2010
    Rockford
    What color call duck is that? If I ever get call ducks I wont be useing incubators. Seems to hard to hatch them by bators. I would use silkie batams.

    Sorry, it is actually not a call. It is a Khaki Campbell, but it was hatched by my silkie Pebbles, so I thought I would share.
     
  8. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

    7,176
    10
    241
    Apr 28, 2011
    TN
    Quote:Oh, well, its cute [​IMG] I love silkies! [​IMG]
     
  9. Candiss

    Candiss Burdette Bantams

    412
    0
    109
    Jun 30, 2010
    Alabama
    What I have been told, by call breeders, is to spray the duck eggs daily with a fine mist, if a chicken is hatching them. To keep the humidity higher. I have never hatched any ducks with my silkies, but I plan on it next breeding season.

    Candace
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by