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Chicken sitting on duck eggs...UPDATE PG.2...sad

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by duck&chickencrazy, May 6, 2009.

  1. duck&chickencrazy

    duck&chickencrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 2, 2008
    is this ok to allow a chicken to sit on duck eggs

    wil she stay the whole time?

    should i take them?

    there are only 3 and i candled them and all are moving and alive
    she is doing a great job so far

    they should be on day 10-12
    Last edited: May 21, 2009
  2. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

    Feb 21, 2009
    Columbia river gorge
    She should be ok just watch her closely , from what I have heard some chickens seem to go by days ok chicken eggs hatch in 21 days and wont set for many days after but from what I read most broodies will sit till they have a baby [​IMG]
  3. DANNY

    DANNY Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 27, 2009
    The hen will do fine. I often have them hatch 2 batches of call duck eggs and then have to break them from setting.
  4. sparkles2307

    sparkles2307 Terd of Hurtles

    We had a duck hatch chickens, I imagine the reverse will be fine.
  5. duck&chickencrazy

    duck&chickencrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 2, 2008
    she is still setting on them and they look like they are going to hatch soon...i candled them last night and they were completly black except for the air cell and i could see movesment in all 3
  6. sparkles2307

    sparkles2307 Terd of Hurtles

  7. ArizonaNessa

    ArizonaNessa Joyfully Addicted

    Apr 7, 2009
    If I was a momma chicken and I sat on my babies for 21 days and they popped out ducklings I would freak out [​IMG]
  8. duck&chickencrazy

    duck&chickencrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 2, 2008
    lol ya but she has been the best momma for this whole time. the babies are healthy and moving in the eggs and she has been sitting on them for almost 28 days...o and this is her very first time being broody....shes a good momma...so far
    Last edited: May 19, 2009
  9. hikerchick

    hikerchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 6, 2009
    Dover, PA
    I currently have a duck sitting on a mix of chicken and duck eggs. Oh well.
  10. SunAngel

    SunAngel Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 20, 2008
    Chambersburg, Pa.
    I hope it works, I put 7 Swedish duck eggs under my broody Cochin and she has been being a faithful mommy so far. I forgot to write down the day I put them under her, so I am not sure when their hatch date is, duh! I am really curious to see if they hatch.

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