Duck sitting on Chicken eggs??

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Organic_Mama, Apr 14, 2012.

  1. Organic_Mama

    Organic_Mama New Egg

    Jul 31, 2011
    So we have this sweet little Khaki Campbell duck who's sitting on a nest of chicken eggs :) She laid some of her own eggs in there, but we took them out b/c our male duck died.

    She's been sitting on about 16 eggs in our coop for a week or 2 now... I'm not sure what we should do?

    -Just leave them be and hope she takes care of them, or a hen adopts them.
    -Put her and the nest into our mini coop (it's cleaner, and no one will bother the chicks when they hatch, but she might not like being alone and our other duck might freak out)
    -Or just take all the eggs away and give her some day old ducklings?

    Any suggestions would be really helpful!!

  2. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    I would just leave her alone. Keep track of the days and when hatch time comes, if you think the chicks will be in danger, just take them and put them in a brooder.

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