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My chicken just hatched a duck egg

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Raelene0424, Aug 11, 2016.

  1. Raelene0424

    Raelene0424 Hatching

    Sep 10, 2013

    My sweet chicken Henrietta found a duck egg from one of our Saxony Ducks....claimed it... and hatched it.... To my surprise.... went to feed the chickens....and they presented me with this beauty....... She will not let the baby out of her sight....when should I try to put the baby with the ducks?
    Last edited: Aug 11, 2016

  2. tinakevin

    tinakevin Songster

    Nov 1, 2015
    New hampahire
    I don't know much about ducks but that is super cute.
  3. Jensownzoo

    Jensownzoo Songster

    Feb 7, 2016
    Saint Louis, MO
    As I understand it, you can let Henrietta raise the duckling. She may get a bit panicked if the duckling tries to go for a swim, but you can wait to separate until the duckling can function on its own a bit more if you don't have a broody duck to slip it under.

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