Incubating hatching duckling with chicken eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Chickenlady386, Jun 27, 2016.

  1. Chickenlady386

    Chickenlady386 New Egg

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    A friend of mine's duck was laying on a bunch of eggs and something happened to her, so I offered to have a really Broody hen help. One hatched but when I found it it was dead so I'm not sure if the hen killed it or what happened, but when I noticed another one was about to hatch I brought it inside. after 24 hours it hadn't made any progress and looked to be drying. My question is if I put it in my incubator which has chicken eggs on day three, would it harm the chicks in anyway? The temp hasn't risen much, but the humidity it at 70%. What should I do?
     
  2. Poultry parent

    Poultry parent Chillin' With My Peeps

    i doubt it would harm the chicks. if the one you found dead was out of the shell and bloody then the hen probably killed it
     
  3. Chickenlady386

    Chickenlady386 New Egg

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    It was completely out of its shell, but not bloody. I think she accidentally smothered it :(
     
  4. Poultry parent

    Poultry parent Chillin' With My Peeps

    that can happen. i wish it didn't happen though!
     

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