Can I fix this?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by awalters0815, Apr 25, 2012.

  1. awalters0815

    awalters0815 Songster

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    My broody hen is sitting on six chicken eggs and 1 duck egg. If I take the chicks from her when they hatch, will she keep sitting and hatch out the duckling?
     
  2. CorinneP

    CorinneP Songster

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    Why would you want to take the chicks ? She will do a great job tending to them and sitting on eggs. it might make her ignore the Duck egg too .. Are you giving the Duck egg a little extra moisture . I read to spritz it once a day if attempting to have a broody hen hatch it . I only tried it once so far. ( And I didnt have luck that time )
     
  3. awalters0815

    awalters0815 Songster

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    I just want to give the duck a chance at life. I have not been spritzing the egg, is that necessary?
     

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