HELP! Will a hen raise a duckling?

frankenchick

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Apr 20, 2007
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My hen, Iris, has been setting on some Muscovy eggs that were laid in the coop. Well, at least one has hatched!

Will she accept her deformed chicks, or do I need to rescue them? I honestly didn’t expect this, as 4/7 of the eggs just had dark liquid in them. I must’ve missed one . . .
 

JacinLarkwell

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Mar 19, 2020
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Nope. My second year of birds was that year and I didn't know you needed to separate hens and babies then. But I'm not sure if we had a rooster that year or just a drake. I think we did though. But the rooster was a sweetheart who just liked having a big flock
 

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