Hatching my own chicks

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by starrmar006, Jan 15, 2017.

  1. starrmar006

    starrmar006 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi,
    When trying to get a hen broody can you use real eggs or do you have to use wooden eggs?
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  2. birdmanmax

    birdmanmax Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can use either real eggs or wooden but real eggs are more natural and may work slightly better.
     
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  3. starrmar006

    starrmar006 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you do use real eggs, do you date them or just leave them.
     
  4. birdmanmax

    birdmanmax Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes you could or just mark it on a calendar to make sure the eggs don't go bad. Once she goes broody in the night I would replace her old eggs and put fresh fertile eggs under her.
     
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  5. starrmar006

    starrmar006 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you!!! [​IMG]
     
  6. birdmanmax

    birdmanmax Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yup no problem.
     

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