BackYard Chickens › BYC Forum › Social › New Member Introductions › I need desperate help with a broody Muscovy duck
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

I need desperate help with a broody Muscovy duck

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 
I have 5 muscovy ducks. 3 females and 2 drakes. I have one little female, monkey, that has been brooding for over a month. She's not even sitting on an egg. I keep food and water next to her so she's eating. I tried removing her nest and she gets quite upset. When I kick her out of the coop she just paces back and forth trying to get back in and the other ducks pick on her. Do I just stick with the tough love? I just don't know what to do. Can anybody help?
post #2 of 8

This is what works for my chickens. When one goes broody I place it in a small all metal dog kennel. I put a 4x4 in the kennel for the bird to sit on because the metal bottom is uncomfortable to walk on. I also place food and water in it. The kennel is placed inside the run so the food and water is close to the 4x4 and far enough away from the outside so the other chickens can't get to it. I leave the hen in there for the entire day. At night when all the chickens have gone into the coop I take the broody hen out of the kennel and place her in the coop with the other birds. This works every time. Have recommended this to friends and it works for them as well. So, not sure exactly how it would work for a duck but just a suggestion to try.  The kennel is about  2' x 3' x 3'. 

post #3 of 8
Thread Starter 
Nobody bothers her when she's in the coop sitting on her nest. I'm trying to get her off of the Nest. She's just sitting there on nothing. After a month that just can't be good. They harass her when I throw her out of the coop.
post #4 of 8
Hi welcome-byc.gif

Glad you could join us here! I'm afraid I'm not a duck keeper but I'm sure if you pop by the duck section the keepers there would be able to help you. Here is the link ~http://www.backyardchickens.com/f/42/ducks

Good luck and enjoy BYC frow.gif
post #5 of 8

:welcome

 

Please check with the duck keepers over on the link Yorkshire coop provided you with. I'm not sure broody busters are the thing for ducks (maybe, I just don't know). You're right, it's not healthy for her to continually sit on an empty nest.

 

Good luck to you!

Check out all 11 new mini contests!

BYC Mini Contests - Win a 2017 Calendar!!

Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016 is last day to get your entries in!

You can't win if you don't play!

 

8th Annual BYC New Year Day Hatch-Along - Hosted by Ronott1

Reply

Check out all 11 new mini contests!

BYC Mini Contests - Win a 2017 Calendar!!

Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016 is last day to get your entries in!

You can't win if you don't play!

 

8th Annual BYC New Year Day Hatch-Along - Hosted by Ronott1

Reply
post #6 of 8
Hello!

Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to joined the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC. Good luck with your girl.
Did a moth know that the flame was going to change her life forever, or did she simply fly towards that heated embrace, knowing it would offer her something she couldn't give herself? In the end, the answer didn't really matter. The moth had never wanted the choice. -Joey W. Hill-
Reply
Did a moth know that the flame was going to change her life forever, or did she simply fly towards that heated embrace, knowing it would offer her something she couldn't give herself? In the end, the answer didn't really matter. The moth had never wanted the choice. -Joey W. Hill-
Reply
post #7 of 8

An alternative to breaking a broody, is to get a couple fertile eggs from somewhere and put them under her at night.  Do make sure she eats, drinks and poos,  or she can starve to death.  You have to physically remove her from her nest and put her outside to do her duty.   

 

Or maybe you could just give her an egg or two (chicken, duck, whatever and see if she takes to sitting on them?  If so in a couple days maybe you could put a baby duckling and give it to her.  She may think one egg hatched and the other did not. Who knows what birds are thinking.

                                         Please visit  "Current Movies - Thumbs UP or Thumbs DOWN"pop.gif

                                                           Movie  reviews    & comments -   welcome                                                 

Reply

                                         Please visit  "Current Movies - Thumbs UP or Thumbs DOWN"pop.gif

                                                           Movie  reviews    & comments -   welcome                                                 

Reply
post #8 of 8

Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

Look at my flock page! http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bantamfan4lifes-flock

Reply

I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

Look at my flock page! http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bantamfan4lifes-flock

Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: New Member Introductions
BackYard Chickens › BYC Forum › Social › New Member Introductions › I need desperate help with a broody Muscovy duck