Can My Broody hen hatch my duck eggs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Muhammad Monis, Jan 27, 2013.

  1. Muhammad Monis

    Muhammad Monis New Egg

    Jan 23, 2013
    hello to everyone i just want to know that can my broody hen hatch my duck eggs???ore she will get up after 21 days hatching her chicks only???

    also tell me if she get up after 21 days and only hatched her chicks than what i do with the duck eggs because i came to know that duck eggs hatched in 28 days ???
    i dont have incubater if there is any other way then plz help me so in that case i prepare myself for what to do with duck eggs???
  2. ducksinarow

    ducksinarow Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2011
    Someone else tried to hatch chick and duck eggs together and it did not work. The hen got up after hatching her chicks. When the duckling did hatch she attacked it.
  3. dcfrenk

    dcfrenk Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 28, 2012
    Many people do this. Just remember that duck eggs take a different amount of time to hatch than chicken eggs so don't start her chicken eggs under her at the same time. You have to add them to the nest appropriately so that they all hatch within a couple of days of each other. Some hens will wait for unhatched eggs and some will only wait 3 days after the first chick hatches and abandon all the rest.
    Many people have luck letting a hen raise ducks or turkeys. But, each hen is different; some are better moms than others.
    Again people do this all the time with no trouble. Mixed broods are super cute!

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