chicken stole duck eggs??? will this cause problems?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by spish, Aug 10, 2010.

  1. spish

    spish De Regenboog Kippetjes

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    i have a broody on day 15 and while she was off getting some grub i decided to quickly check on and candle a few eggs. to my suprise on closer inspection i see 2 out of the 11 eggs are duck eggs(!)

    what sort of problems is this going to cause upon hatching, how much later will they hatch? will i need to take them off mama hen before/imediately after hatching or can they stay with her for a while? they are either mallard or muscovy (there the only ducks i have out there)
     
  2. bragabit

    bragabit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hope someone can help you. My DH wants ducks, but we don't have a pond yet. My brother spend 2 years in belguim. I LOVE LOVE stroop Waffles!
     
  3. leahthor

    leahthor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bump for you.
     
  4. spish

    spish De Regenboog Kippetjes

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    bump?
     
  5. carrlr

    carrlr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have an incubator? Duck eggs generally take around 28 days to hatch. IMO she probably wont stay on them after "her" eggs hatch. You can monitor the situation, but I'd either remove the duck eggs or place them in an incubator when "her" eggs start to hatch.
     
  6. Lofty Dreams

    Lofty Dreams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You could put them in a Incubator or once the chicken eggs hatch bring them in the house and then give the hen a few more days with the duck eggs I just lost a hen that was broody for 2 months.
     
  7. spish

    spish De Regenboog Kippetjes

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    i dont have an incubator..i have a heat lamp though?
     

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