In the Brooder
- Jul 19, 2015
One of my hens is broody, can i put some duck eggs under her?
Well, then I will let her hatch those 3 eggs of her own. I have about a dozen or maybe more duck eggs. Maybe a duck of mine go broody soon.But you should take away her chicken eggs.... otherwise they will hatch earlier than the duck eggs and she will leave the unhatched duck eggs to chill when she takes her chicks away to find food.
Broody hen will only leave the nest a couple times a day to eat and drink and poop. Mostly they do it when its all calm and no one is around to see... they are very sneaky... that's because in the wild they do it to hide their nest from predators.