Will Broody BR hen raise day old Pekin's

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by newarkrooster, Mar 16, 2009.

  1. newarkrooster

    newarkrooster In the Brooder

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    I have a Broody Barred Rock hen and I was wondering if I could slip 2 or three day old Pekins under her, do you think she woudl raise them, it would be my first ry with ducks?
     
  2. raindrop

    raindrop Songster

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    I think it would work. I did this as a kid, had a mixed breed bantam who raised two ducklings. I named her Duck Mom!
     
  3. PlumTuckered

    PlumTuckered Songster

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    We stuck 3 guineas (they were one day old) under a Buff Minorca Hen and she kept those babies with her until they were 3 months old!! We were shocked LOL The Guineas are now 2 yrs old, the BM Hen is 3 yrs old and the Guineas still run to her when they get startled.

    Michelle
     
  4. chilling in muscadine

    chilling in muscadine { I love being disfunctual }

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    Quote:Is your broody sitting on eggs now? I would slip them under her at night though. Good luck! [​IMG]
     

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