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Hatching under Duck

Hi, looking for advice
Iv always hatched my runner eggs under a hen before and I set her on eggs in seperate safe pen. Hen didn’t go broody this year but I have a young mixed breed duck sitting that I gave eggs to. She nested in duck house and I just sectioned her off as I thought you shouldn’t try and move ducks and didn’t know if she’d stay broody. They are almost ready to hatch now(can hear them) and I just wondered how soon after hatching I can move them to a better place. She’s quite aggressive and hard to handle but could keep the crate she nested in.

Wednesday, July 5th, 2023

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