Hatching Eggs using Broody Hen

Bilal Haider

May 16, 2015
I placed 2 duck eggs and 19 hen eggs. duck eggs take 28 days to hatch and her eggs take 21.Will she continue to sit on the duck eggs after her own have hatched? Eggs are rolling out as i didn't make a concave bowl in the center so the eggs don't roll out? Can i handle the eggs now for restricting the roll out of eggs? Waiting for your reply so that an early action can be done.


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She won't keep sitting on the duck eggs for another week, she is going to abandon them to take care of the chicks. If you want her to hatch both ducklings and chicks and care for them all, place the duck eggs under her, wait a week, then give her the chicken eggs so that they all hatch at the same time. You can handle the eggs to put them back under her, and I would correct the problem that is causing them to roll out so that they aren't all rolling out all the time - if that happens enough they'll never develop, they need to be under her to develop properly.

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