Evil Pepper

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by OneLuckeyWife, May 16, 2018.

  1. OneLuckeyWife

    OneLuckeyWife Songster

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    We have a caguya duck, Pepper. For the longest time she just laid her eggs anywhere in the yard and left them. She started going missing and would only return for feeding time.

    I finally found her. She built a nest and had 11 eggs. Because our drake had been killed by a hawk I knew they weren’t fertile so when she left to eat I replaced some of her eggs with fertile chicken eggs.

    Our chickens don’t sit on their eggs so I’ve been hatching them in an incubator.


    Will Pepper be able to hatch the chicken eggs?

    Will she claim them as her babies if they hatch?

    She is also vicious now. She’ll start hissing and try to bite your hand off if you try to touch her best. She is very seeet when she’s away from her nest. Is this normal?
     
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  2. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Crossing the Road

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    I know that chickens successfully hatch duck eggs. Not sure if it works the other way around.
     
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  3. OneLuckeyWife

    OneLuckeyWife Songster

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    I figured I’d give it a try no harm in trying. Haha

    I just hope she won’t kill the chicks if she does hatch them.
     
  4. Izzychicky

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    When the chicks hatch, she might try taking them into the water and since they aren’t ducklings they might drown.
     
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  5. thumper650

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    How long ago did your drake die? I may be wrong but I think I read that their eggs are fertile for a while after mating.
     
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