Just asking, my scovey Dolly is sitting on 2 duck eggs.... None of the other ducks are laying and she said she IS SITTING!!! I thought in 2 weeks I would put some chickens eggs under her. Just so..??.. Just curious if anyone has does this?
You could.... but ducklings are a lot thicker in the down and mother duck doesn't brood on them nearly as much as a chicken mother does. Also If I did it I would only attempt large breed chooks, but stranger things have happened.... Pic included!
Ducky was an incredibly intune mother, she had previous broods (ducklings of course) and she acted accordingly...... but with the keets she was much much different..... you all think i'm mad LOL, She never crushed one, and if she accidentally stood on one, one little distress peep from it would send her into a panic trying to find what was hurting her baby LOL, she was one of only 2 ducks that raised Guineas to adulthood and the other was her daughter!!!! I would let her out and she would lead her brood towards the massive lake across the road, when she got to the water, she would jump in and the keets would pace the waters edge in confusion. Thinking a threat was near due to the distress calls she would walk back across the road with them and just hang in the long grass! When they reached a month old they would fly with mum to the lake, she would fly in the water and the keets would land on the bank or the tree overhanging the water. They are all full grown now but all hang round mum like a bad smell, If anything tries to go her, good luck to them..... the guineas all 12 will mob whatever it is, this has happened with randy drakes, roos and once a fox!!! They really love thier mum!