A good broody duck?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by rainplace, Sep 22, 2009.

  1. rainplace

    rainplace Interstellar Duck Academy

    Besides the Muscovy, what ducks are good brooders?
     
  2. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    Welsh Harlequins are supposed to be. I guess I will find out soon enough if that is true...LOL
     
  3. chickenlittle32

    chickenlittle32 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2009
    Rayne Louisiana
    umm my mallard hens go broody... [​IMG]
     
  4. chickensducks&agoose

    chickensducks&agoose Chillin' With My Peeps

    I had a blue swedish, who went broody, and 2 of her four girl babies were exposed to a drake, and they went broody and hatched out 3 babies between them..
     
  5. RAREROO

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi rainplace, I know you saw my post about the moscovys, but I wanted to tell you that I have two buff or saxony colored hens that I bought one year apart from TSC, but I think they get theirs from Privett Hatchery. Anyway, my oldest one is setting for the third time this year (however I don't think any are going to hatch, I'm pretty sure it has been over 28 days) and the younger one is barely even old enough to lay and she stared setting a little over a week ago, so you may want to try some of them, Privett Hatchery calls them Buffs, but I don't think they really are, they're more saxony colored .
     
  6. Duck Keeper

    Duck Keeper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Indian Runner hatched out five ducklings, but it's not a very reliable breed.

    Don't expect many runners to go broody. [​IMG]
     
  7. Feathered Wings

    Feathered Wings Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2008
    Georgia
    My White Call was and excellent broody she hatched 7 out of eight eggs she was sitting on about 5 weeks ago.

    I had heard calls weren't good broody's but she sat steady and would attack anything that came near her nest (even Me!)
    Excellent mother too!
     

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