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Chicks and Ducklings

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Heidi123456, Apr 15, 2016.

  1. Heidi123456

    Heidi123456 New Egg

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    If I put ducklings along with chicks under a broody chicken will she take care of them equally? Or will she exclude the ducklings? Do ducks and chickens get along? are ducks all that bad? can you eat duck eggs?
     
  2. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC. I would imagine that a broody hen will be happy to look after ducks in principle, but if you ask your question in the "raising baby chicks" forum you will get more advice. And yes, you can eat duck eggs - they are richer than chicken eggs, but i understand that some people like to use them when baking.

    The Learning Centre is a great resource, even for experienced poultry keepers - loads of info on anything poultry. https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

    You may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - just type the name of your state in the search box.

    All the best
    CT
     
  3. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I don't know if a broody hen would accept ducklings. It's different if you had duck eggs under her, she would just think they were 'chickens," once they hatched.
     

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