Three White campbells - Page 5
Not sure if they are known for being broody haha! Dammit I'll have to look for a drake! We will just cherish the eggs for now, j thought about getting an incubator but then it's the care after I'm not sure we would have the time. I'd have to keep them under a light and warn wouldn't I? I couldn't release them to mummy?
Ducks don't have that nurturing gene unless they hatch eggs themselves not like geese or chickens do.Sometimes even when they hatch they aren't the best mums. On rare occasion. Would finding a drake be hard in the UK? Then mom can do all the work, I like that best myself. So much fun enjoying mamma and ducklings out and about.
You'd have to take care of them in a brooder under heat lamp till completely feathered in then gradually intro into the flock you have because any ducks whether ducklings or adults are going to be looked at as intruders. So ducklings will have to be at least adult size. Ducklings raised by a member of the flock are easier to be accepted. Even then drakes have to be kept separate from mom and babies till ducklings are at least 3 weeks old drakes can be unpredictable around ducklings even their own.
Edited by Miss Lydia - 1/26/16 at 6:33am
To me so much more natural way of doing things. Keep us updated.
Nothing to worry about and safe to eat.. http://www.theprairiehomestead.com/2013/02/what-are-those-spots-in-my-farm-fresh-eggs.html
Look at this thread there are pic of fertilized and no fertilized eggs so you'll know what to look for