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Newbie to egg hatching chicken hatched duck eggs

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by tkoutdoors, Nov 10, 2015.

  1. tkoutdoors

    tkoutdoors New Egg

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    One of my chickens has been laying on our duck eggs. They began to hatch today, so we are super excited! But where do we go from here.... TIA
     
  2. nchls school

    nchls school Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Most broody hens will happily care for ducklings. Give them the appropriate feed and let the hen care for the ducklings. Keep them away from ponds, etc. as broody hens are understandably upset when their chicks swim off to points unknown. Good luck.
     
  3. tkoutdoors

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    @nchls schoolOk, so even though the chicken is hatching them, she'll take care of them? Will the female ducks jump in at some point?
     
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  4. nchls school

    nchls school Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Most chicken broody hens will care for whatever hatches under them; yes the hen will, most likely, care for the ducklings. And no, the female ducks will not interact with the ducklings as they will not see them as theirs.
     

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