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- Oct 3, 2009
My Muscovy duck started hatching her eggs yesterday, 2 had pipped as of yesterday and this morning 1 was out of the shell and evidentally she had pushed it into a corner, it was still wet and it was cold, I put it back under her, went to feed everyone and came back she had it pushed into another corner, so I took it and put it under my brahma hen who has decided to go broody again after hatching chicks 6 weeks ago, thank goodness she just took to the nest yesterday. well then when I looked again at mama duck, she had stopped sitting on the pipped egg so i took it and put it under the brahma also, that leaves her [duck] with one egg which has not pipped yet. She settled right down once she just had the 1 egg. what is going on? I have never had this happen before, it's been about 4 years since we have had ducklings but this mama is first timer and about 2 yesrs old. will these ducklings be okay under a chicken I have read about chickens raising ducklings and vise versa but never had the experience myself. And should I just go ahead and put this last egg under brahma hen and be done with it. Thanks.