View Full Version : Can broody chickens mother neglected duck eggs?

11-13-2011, 10:32 PM
We have 2x broody chickens that were sat on non-fertile eggs and a duck laying fertile eggs but not sitting on them. We were told to put the duck eggs under the broody chickens which we have done, but a duckling has hatched from each chicken but when we have noticed them they are already dead. Other chickens are loose in the coope with the broody chickens - would they be the one's attacking the ducklings? really not sure why they are dying... or would it be the broody chickens not accepting the ducklings? can anyone help?