chickens are laying on ducks eggs

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Just Hatch duck, Mar 24, 2017.

  1. Just Hatch duck

    Just Hatch duck Out Of The Brooder

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    hello,
    I've got 5 chickens and 2 ducks and a drake and one of my females have played fertile eggs but the duck isn't laying on the eggs the chickens are and i thought it was normal because the chickens and the ducks are close and the ducks basically take care of the chickens and are the boss of them but i was wondering if thats normal that the chickens are sitting on the eggs
    cheers
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Chickens are great for hatching duck egg. So yes it's normal.
     
  3. birds4kids

    birds4kids Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could the ducks be aiming for a larger clutch before sitting?
     

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