Hello: I have never had a duck go broody in the past. I collect eggs every morning and afternoon so I don't know if that is what prevented broodiness or not. I do find a duck sitting on some eggs some mornings but they walk away as soon as I come into the pen and they then spend the day out on the pasture with the flock.
I have one duck, Darlene, that has been sitting in a nest box for a couple weeks now. She does not have any eggs under her as I collected the two she was sitting on two weeks ago. At feeding time she leaves the nest and joins the rest of the flock for the feeding chaos. After they are done eating she goes back to her empty nest box and sits. She seems healthy so I think it's just broodiness.
Do I just let her be and she will eventually go back to joining the flock in the pasture? The pen doors are open all day so she can go out and join them at any time. I feel bad that she sits all alone on an empty nest.
I do have some eggs in my incubator due to hatch in 9 days. I'm tempted to put a few under her.
Edited by Sfraker - 6/23/16 at 8:09am