Chicks under a duck?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by collingwood, Oct 23, 2014.

  1. collingwood

    collingwood Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hi everyone I wanted to know if it was possible to put baby chicks under a broody duck because I'm going to buy some but I don't know if I can put them under the duck and also they have already hatched so I was thinking is it possible for the duck to look after them?
     
  2. CharterChick

    CharterChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My only concern is she might try to lead them to water... but I don't know! I'm sure she'd be very upset that they don't swim! lol
     
  3. Beer can

    Beer can Overrun With Chickens

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    I was thinking the same! Lol!
    We had a broody black bantam when I was a kid after she hatched a bunch of her eggs my father put them with another hen and put a bunch of turkey eggs under her. That was some funny watching them giant turkey polts following that little hen around.
    I think it would be just fine to hatch them out with a duck, just dont let them go swimming.
     
  4. collingwood

    collingwood Chillin' With My Peeps

    I made sure that all the water was shallow in their shed but I left the door open so my duck went swimming and the chick followed and drowned[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] these are all my emotions right now!
     
  5. mightymax

    mightymax Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm so sorry about your chicken, Was it just the one or did all of them go in?
     
  6. collingwood

    collingwood Chillin' With My Peeps

    I only had two and one was taken by a rat I think!
     

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