Will my broody accept ducklings?

LindaMarieLaur

Chirping
Feb 26, 2018
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New York State.
I bought some rouen ducklings for my lame broody to care for. She was sitting on eggs and I replaced them. They are probably 3 or 4 days old - came in mail. She is sitting where the eggs were and when the new ducklings comes close she pushes them away. I only put them with her about 15 minutes ago. She doesn't seem mean, just pushes them. How long before I will know if she will adopt them?
 

Thunder344

Crowing
Sep 12, 2020
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You should wait till night to give them to her. How many ducklings do you have? Give her some eggs, and then this evening when she is asleep, steal her eggs and put the ducklings under her. Hopefully she will take them. Night works best because the chickens have trouble seeing at night and they are sleepy. Good luck!
 

LindaMarieLaur

Chirping
Feb 26, 2018
92
47
93
New York State.
You should wait till night to give them to her. How many ducklings do you have? Give her some eggs, and then this evening when she is asleep, steal her eggs and put the ducklings under her. Hopefully she will take them. Night works best because the chickens have trouble seeing at night and they are sleepy. Good luck!
I just received 6 in the mail today. She hisses when on the eggs. I will test to see if she still feels the need to hiss at me --- if so, I'll try giving her a few of her eggs; if not I will worry she will get more agressive with the ducklings. I'm checking about every 1/2 hour to see how they are doing. Thank you for answering me :)
 

LindaMarieLaur

Chirping
Feb 26, 2018
92
47
93
New York State.
I am going to put a Brisnea incubator in there with them. She is not bothering them but has not accepted them yet. She either takes care of them or doesn't and Aunt Brisnea will do the job. :) Thank you
 

LindaMarieLaur

Chirping
Feb 26, 2018
92
47
93
New York State.
I just received 6 in the mail today. She hisses when on the eggs. I will test to see if she still feels the need to hiss at me --- if so, I'll try giving her a few of her eggs; if not I will worry she will get more agressive with the ducklings. I'm checking about every 1/2 hour to see how they are doing. Thank you for answering me :)
I am going to put a Brisnea incubator in there with them. She is not bothering them but has not accepted them yet. She either takes care of them or doesn't and Aunt Brisnea will do the job. :) Thank you
 

LindaMarieLaur

Chirping
Feb 26, 2018
92
47
93
New York State.
I just received 6 in the mail today. She hisses when on the eggs. I will test to see if she still feels the need to hiss at me --- if so, I'll try giving her a few of her eggs; if not I will worry she will get more agressive with the ducklings. I'm checking about every 1/2 hour to see how they are doing. Thank you for answering me :)
I am going to put a Brisnea warmer in there with them. She is not bothering them but has not accepted them yet. She either takes care of them or doesn't and Aunt Brisnea will do the job. :) Thank you
 

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