3 ducks sat in 1 nest

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Equimby88, Jun 4, 2019.

  1. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    Congratulations.
     
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  2. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    I'd personally pull two Hens off the nest and let one hatch the eggs. Lock them out and the broodiness will break from them.
    Best wishes with the hatches..:frow
     
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  3. Equimby88

    Equimby88 Chirping

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    So I had a good look this morning wen they got off nest to feed and drink. Looks like there are 2 nest side by side and the 3rd broody is just sat on nothing so I'm goin to keep the 2 on their eggs and try to remove the 3rd and break her broody state
     

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  4. Equimby88

    Equimby88 Chirping

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    First glimpse at mother hen number 1 and her little brood.. I think there is about 11 chicks under her
     

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  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    What breed are the chicks so cute!
     
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  6. Equimby88

    Equimby88 Chirping

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    Mostly light sussex lf.. but there will be a few maybe 4 cross breeds in there too
     
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  7. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    Congrats on your hatches. Looks like from your avatar your a Runner lover too. :D
     
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  8. wvchickenchick311

    wvchickenchick311 Songster

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    They are comforting each other.

    If they don’t come off then I’d remove them.

    How many nests do ya got?
    If you only have one then you need to make at least 2 more than the amount of ducks you have. Example: 3ducks you need 5nests.
    On both sides of the coop so they have a little privacy.
     
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  9. Jesjesmarie

    Jesjesmarie Chirping

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    I haven't experienced it, but my mom said that often when more than one bird decides to sit on the same nest, the eggs don't hatch (or not as many of them hatch that would have) because not all of them get set on properly. Like, when it's just one duck she gets all the eggs under her body and keeps them warm, but when there's multiple ducks, there tend to be eggs that end up in the cracks and jostled in bad positions where they don't get enough time under the Mommas. That's her experience anyway. Best of luck to your ladies!
     
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  10. TashaFrancois

    TashaFrancois Songster

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    They look happy to me :)
     
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