Chicken Eggs Under A Duck!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by FeatherBee, Feb 13, 2016.

  1. FeatherBee

    FeatherBee Out Of The Brooder

    Hello all, I have a White Muscovey duck sitting on chicken eggs and they hatch tomorrow! What do I do with the chicks? Do I leave them under the duck to get taught how to swim?! I have had this happen before but the chicks got squashed under a much bigger duck! My only problem is I dont have an incubator anymore and I don't know what to do!
    Can you help me?
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    I have had chicken hens raise ducklings successfully many times; however, I have never had a duck successfully raise chicks. They generally squash them with their feet or get them wet and chilled after swimming. Your greatest chance of success is to move the chicks to a brooder after hatching.
  3. FeatherBee

    FeatherBee Out Of The Brooder

    Ok I will probably do that, or maybe put the eggs under another broody hen.
    Thank You So Much!

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