Duck adopting ducklings?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by woodlandblaze, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. woodlandblaze

    woodlandblaze Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 15, 2012
    Has anyone had any luck with introducing baby ducklings to an adult duck to adopt? I have Khaki Campbell and Magpie hens. 2 of each. I have some eggs that are going to hatch soon. I am prepared to raise them myself, but I was just wondering if I introduced them to the hens if one will adopt them. Mostly just curious. The biggest reason I didn't let them hatch the eggs themselves is that one of the hens eats the eggs, so I have to collect the eggs right away.
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Dec 22, 2009

    As long as the hens are broody it is possible but not all hens will accept ducklings. Since your already prepared to raise them if it doesn't work out you should be fine

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