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Getting a duck to sit on eggs

post #1 of 5
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I have a broody duck (rouen) that likes to go broody all the time in inopportune places. Moving her once she set a nest last year several times never worked. She always just abandoned it then. We have this huge old dog crate that we have used to separate injured ducks or if we needed to just separate someone. I am just curious the possibility if we set her up with a nest in that crate and put some eggs in it if she would sit on them in there hatch them for us.

Khaki Campbell, 5 Rouen, Pekin, 5 Welsh Harlequins, a kitten named Mazel, Dog named Mater and 2 kids to rule them all

 

and a passel of goose eggs in the incubator!

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Khaki Campbell, 5 Rouen, Pekin, 5 Welsh Harlequins, a kitten named Mazel, Dog named Mater and 2 kids to rule them all

 

and a passel of goose eggs in the incubator!

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post #2 of 5

She might, I'm not going to promise anything though. Did you try moving her to a new nest at night? That works a lot with chickens. She won't see what's happening and all she'll know if that she's sitting on eggs and she might brood on them.

post #3 of 5
Thread Starter 
We tried at night, during the day, at dusk...even scooped the whole thing up with a giant snow shovel and it didn't work. She is such a booger.

Khaki Campbell, 5 Rouen, Pekin, 5 Welsh Harlequins, a kitten named Mazel, Dog named Mater and 2 kids to rule them all

 

and a passel of goose eggs in the incubator!

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Khaki Campbell, 5 Rouen, Pekin, 5 Welsh Harlequins, a kitten named Mazel, Dog named Mater and 2 kids to rule them all

 

and a passel of goose eggs in the incubator!

Reply
post #4 of 5

You could try putting a clutch of regular eggs in the dog crate with food and water nearby and put her in there. If she sits you can put hatching eggs under her carefully.

post #5 of 5
Thread Starter 
That's a good idea! I don't want to waste good hatching eggs

Khaki Campbell, 5 Rouen, Pekin, 5 Welsh Harlequins, a kitten named Mazel, Dog named Mater and 2 kids to rule them all

 

and a passel of goose eggs in the incubator!

Reply

Khaki Campbell, 5 Rouen, Pekin, 5 Welsh Harlequins, a kitten named Mazel, Dog named Mater and 2 kids to rule them all

 

and a passel of goose eggs in the incubator!

Reply
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