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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ticks, May 3, 2008.
hatch a duck or pheasant egg? or will they neglect it.
I haven't ever tried it but I am sure someone on here has - I believe my broodies would, they sit on golf balls!!!!
I had one to hatch and raise ducks. Don't know about pheasants.
When a hen is in her Broody mood she will try an hatch anything..lol so most likely yea she will hatch a duck or pheasent egg
ok my next qustion is when do hens go broody?
Whenever the "mood" hits them. Unpredictable...
The only hens to go broody are the ones that have the natural instinct to do so...not all hens, and most breeds don't have alot of broodies.
Some breeds are known for broody birds, while some rarely have some, so the answer is that it depends somewhat on the breed.
It depends on the breed - some don't; some almost stay broody, like cochins, silkies, OEGB, to name a few. What kind do you have? Normally they will lay a clutch of eggs and go broody and set.
i have some rir and a welsummer roo if my rir hens go broody are thy likley to have ferile eggs and should i let the hen hatch the eggs ather than eat them.
Yes, they could be fertile. It is really fun watching a hen raise chicks.