Duck & hen incubating same eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by henjoy, Apr 17, 2008.

  1. henjoy

    henjoy Songster

    Aug 13, 2007
    Hi everyone, I have a pair of call ducks living with my silkies. The duck made a nest and has started setting. I have been checking several times a day (it's lambing time and I'm up day and night anyway) and the duck seems to be setting during the day and a silkie hen sets at night. I suppose she can't help herself since she's a silkie and she found some eggs. lol The eggs are all duck eggs and there is always someone on the nest. Can this arrangement work? If I do get any ducklings, I imagine they will follow the duck to water, but maybe not. Has anyone had this situation and, if so, how did it turn out? Thanks!
  2. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
    Funny! You will have to keep us updated, I'm interested to know who will hatch them and who they will imprint upon.

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