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Discussion in 'Ducks' started by BarredBuff, Dec 6, 2010.
Will Muscovies hatch and raise chickens sucesssfully?
Sure...as long as there is no nearby swimming water. Momma ducks lead the babies to the nearest water source a few days after hatching. A chick would follow and drown. If there is no pool, you are fine.
What Wifezilla said! As a kid I had a muscovy hatch some chicks. They did not venture into the water and drown, but became wet and chilled after their mother swam and died because of this. I also had bantam hens hatch and raise ducklings. They would go into apoplexy when the ducklings went for a swim in the creek. Chickens raising ducklings = success, Ducks raising chicks = failure. This was my experience.