Newbie, runner hatching chicks query

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Dimples_vixi, May 17, 2017.

  1. Dimples_vixi

    Dimples_vixi Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi,

    I've currently got a broody runner duck so shoved 6 chicken eggs under her to see what she'd make of them. A week in and she has been great so far, all 6 looking fertile. Anyone else experienced a duck raising chickens?
     
  2. DancingWthDucks

    DancingWthDucks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I haven't personally had a duck hatch chicks, although I have had a hen hatch ducklings..... I'm sure they'll do fine, as long as the duck doesn't try to teach the chicks how to swim :lol:.
     
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  3. Dimples_vixi

    Dimples_vixi Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes that is a worry !
    Just hoping she doesn't get too confused when they hatch out chickens.
     
  4. Dimples_vixi

    Dimples_vixi Out Of The Brooder

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    2 little chicks hatched today (day 20) and a very grumpy mum! Fingers crossed for more tomorrow!
     

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