Should I hatch ducks or chicks?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by bufforp89, Nov 12, 2009.

  1. bufforp89

    bufforp89 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2009
    Chenango Forks NY
    So one of my buff orp girls is going broody. I was wondering what babies would fair better in colder weather. I have chick eggs and khaki campbell eggs. I know the momma chicken will do a really good job keeping them warm and I plan on giving her a little spot with some heat but this will be my first hatch and I want it to go as smooth as possible!
     
  2. solarquail

    solarquail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if its her first hatched id do chicks so its a shorter incubation span.
     
  3. bufforp89

    bufforp89 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2009
    Chenango Forks NY
    Ahh I didnt even think about that...
     
  4. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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    Ahhhhhhhhhhh I want duckies [​IMG]
     
  5. bargain

    bargain Love God, Hubby & farm Premium Member

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    Calling Ms. Tricer.....this spring I can supply you with some duck eggs....let me tempt you now!!!!! We have some cuties!!!

    Y'all I'm a trouble maker today....Why not hatch both chicks and ducks....

    Have a blessed day....
     
  6. ErieSpurs

    ErieSpurs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Ah ya beat me to it lol.
     
  7. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:I will check you out in the spring. I have some of your Marans piping as we type [​IMG]
     
  8. PaintedGemsRanch

    PaintedGemsRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ms Nancy should have wonderful fertility with those ducks of hers!.. You know all them curls you have!!! hahaha [​IMG] [​IMG] Sorry back to topic.. I have had the pleasure seeing bargains ducks and they are sooo very pretty!
     
  9. thedreamers

    thedreamers Out Of The Brooder

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    We have a game hen that went broody yesterday and we put some duck and the chick eggs that we wanted and took all hers. Shes a great mom so she'll do good for us. We slide a few duck eggs under our girls so we dont have to buy any so far its worked out ok for us.
     
  10. bufforp89

    bufforp89 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2009
    Chenango Forks NY
    You can put duck and chicken eggs under the same chicken? I assumed that the hen would abandon the duck eggs when the chicks hatched [​IMG] or would you just take the chicks away so she finishes up?
     

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