Ducklings under a broody hen?

Bens--Hens

Chirping
Jun 24, 2015
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1
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Santa Rosa
I have a broody hen and wanted to put ducklings under her, would that be ok?? I've never had ducks, and don't know mutch about them. Please share any helpful information on ducks!!! Thanks
 

Bailey1204

Chirping
5 Years
Aug 25, 2014
105
18
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Wisconsin
If you have a broody, she will not accept ducklings, just eggs. Try collecting eggs from other females and putting them under her. If she's truly broody, she'll incubate the eggs and give you ducklings of her own. Typically you can't even give chicks to a mother than already has babies of her own, giving them to a broody who doesn't even have chicks will just result in the ducklings getting, shunned, attacked, or even killed!
 

Gone-Quackers

Chirping
Dec 21, 2015
165
25
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Des Moines, IA
If you are talking eggs, yes you can put eggs under a broody hen. Just expect your ducklings to be a bit odd. ;) I have 2 hens that were raised by a broody hen and they both cluck. They also quack. It is endlessly amusing.
 

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