Chickens hatching "other" eggs??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kristen2678, Oct 1, 2009.

  1. kristen2678

    kristen2678 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 26, 2009
    North Berwick Maine
    I'm curious to see if anyone has had luck with their chickens sitting on "other" eggs - Ducks, Goose, that type of thing. If so, are there issues when they hatch? I wonder if a mother chicken is expecting her offspring to look a certain way.
  2. chickenwhisperer123

    chickenwhisperer123 Whispers Loudly

    Mar 7, 2009
    Lincoln, Nebraska
    My broodies have hatched muscovy eggs before.
  3. crooked stripe

    crooked stripe Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 14, 2008
    N.E Ohio- Suffield
    I put banty eggs under a sitting BO. When they hatched moma treated them all the same despite the size difference as they grew.
  4. SunshineSilkies

    SunshineSilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 10, 2009
    I have put every kind of bantam egg under my Silkies and they will hatch them all!!!!![​IMG]
    Last edited: Oct 1, 2009

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