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What is a broody duck breed?

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I have read (and seen firsthand) that pekins and runners don't seem to set eggs.  What is a good breed of duck that can set and hatch its own eggs?  Do rouens set?

post #2 of 13

Moscovies are said to be good setters.
I know first hand that my buff duck is a really good broody.

Mom and Slave to  2 Miniature schnauzers, One american bulldog, one super smart rabbit, Three geese, And 10 Muscovies.
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Mom and Slave to  2 Miniature schnauzers, One american bulldog, one super smart rabbit, Three geese, And 10 Muscovies.
Animals cant be just a Hobby. They're a Passion.
" 1, 2, 3, 4 - MARINE CORPS!" Ok, I know five comes after four. At least it did before I was a Marine LOL
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post #3 of 13

Buffs
Welsh Harlequins
Muscovies

I am sure there are more, but these are the ones that leap to mind right away.

7 quacking ducks, 5 spazzy quail, 3 lazy cats, 2 grown sons, 1 goofy husband... and no partridge, but I have a pear tree!
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7 quacking ducks, 5 spazzy quail, 3 lazy cats, 2 grown sons, 1 goofy husband... and no partridge, but I have a pear tree!
My micro-farm blog - www.bluefeatherfarm.blogspot.com
Duck pond and biofilter information- http://tinyurl.com/lfgeg9
The Double-Decker Brooder Thread- http://tinyurl.com/nf8zm5
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post #4 of 13

Ive also heard that muscovies are really good brood hens, pluss they will set the full term and then some for eggs that might take longer.

Ducks I raise: Wood ducks, Mandarin Ducks, Ring Teal, Green Wing Teal, Cinnamon Teal, Northern Pintail.

Due to popular demand, i will be selling eggs from my ducks this spring!! PM me if you would like to get on the list for eggs!!
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Ducks I raise: Wood ducks, Mandarin Ducks, Ring Teal, Green Wing Teal, Cinnamon Teal, Northern Pintail.

Due to popular demand, i will be selling eggs from my ducks this spring!! PM me if you would like to get on the list for eggs!!
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post #5 of 13
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Originally Posted by cawooduck 

Ive also heard that muscovies are really good brood hens, pluss they will set the full term and then some for eggs that might take longer.


yup they are the best setters and moms. They are so patient, poor things have to sit for 35days.

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Jesus turned water into wine. I turned into liquor - Popcorn Sutton

We live out in the middle of nowhere with our family- the next town is 10 miles away. WE currently own a bunch of chicks and chickens, ducks, meat rabbits..

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post #6 of 13

My buff was setting before the wind blew over the dog house she was sitting in... Then she went back at it, but so many eggs were cracked! sad

I threw them out thinking that they wouldn't continue to develop (since they were cracked and all) and a near-term duckling came out. hithithit



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Now I'm trying to break her so she can fatten up. She needs to put on weight and wait a while before we can try again... Poor girl, probably very confused. o_O;

Plus I'll be away, so it would have been bad anyway... -sigh-

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Also - I was burned by eBay and Paypal with an egg auction, so I no longer sell Silver Appleyard hatching eggs. Sorry.
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Finally got my goats!
Also - I was burned by eBay and Paypal with an egg auction, so I no longer sell Silver Appleyard hatching eggs. Sorry.
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post #7 of 13

i believe cayugas are good brooders. am i right?

a beagle, 2 terrier mutts, 2 road island reds, barred rock, white rock, Gold laced wyandotte, easter egger, 2 light brahmas, buff orpington, black astralorp, dekalb amberlink, plus 2 pekins, 3 cayugas(2are crested), 5 black runners.
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a beagle, 2 terrier mutts, 2 road island reds, barred rock, white rock, Gold laced wyandotte, easter egger, 2 light brahmas, buff orpington, black astralorp, dekalb amberlink, plus 2 pekins, 3 cayugas(2are crested), 5 black runners.
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post #8 of 13

Welsh harlequins, muscovies, and cayugas... Although I heqr runners go broody and are AWESOME moms...

A small flock of ducks (3 welsh harlequins and a rouen) a pair of american geese, a lovely anatiolian shepherd, and 10 ducklings ariving on march 18th!!!!!!

Come visit the blogs!!!

beforehoneycreekhollow.blogspot.com
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A small flock of ducks (3 welsh harlequins and a rouen) a pair of american geese, a lovely anatiolian shepherd, and 10 ducklings ariving on march 18th!!!!!!

Come visit the blogs!!!

beforehoneycreekhollow.blogspot.com
honeycreekhollow.blogspot.com
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post #9 of 13

really? i heard runners dont go broody, i hope they do, i have those too,

a beagle, 2 terrier mutts, 2 road island reds, barred rock, white rock, Gold laced wyandotte, easter egger, 2 light brahmas, buff orpington, black astralorp, dekalb amberlink, plus 2 pekins, 3 cayugas(2are crested), 5 black runners.
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a beagle, 2 terrier mutts, 2 road island reds, barred rock, white rock, Gold laced wyandotte, easter egger, 2 light brahmas, buff orpington, black astralorp, dekalb amberlink, plus 2 pekins, 3 cayugas(2are crested), 5 black runners.
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post #10 of 13

Well my Call ducks go broody all the time and make great mothers

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At Caney Creek Farm here in Southeast MO I have Kune Kune piglets for sell... P.M. are email me at kateglastettter32@gmail.com. See them on my BYC page or on my website http://caneycreekfarms.WebStarts.com

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I have ADD and Dyslexia, they just don't understand... Oh look, a chicken!!!
At Caney Creek Farm here in Southeast MO I have Kune Kune piglets for sell... P.M. are email me at kateglastettter32@gmail.com. See them on my BYC page or on my website http://caneycreekfarms.WebStarts.com

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