Best Broody

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by BHep, Jan 19, 2012.

  1. BHep

    BHep Overrun With Chickens

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    Just a quick question or opinion... Which breed of ducks make the best broodies, besides Muscovy [​IMG]
     
  2. BHep

    BHep Overrun With Chickens

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    wow... no one has any advice here? [​IMG]
     
  3. agregg15

    agregg15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say a mallard since they are the closest to their wild roots because they are probably only several generations removed from the wild. Storey's Guide to Raising Ducks also says that they are excellent mothers along with Metzer's website. Not to mention they're cheap. [​IMG]
     
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  4. poultry09

    poultry09 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    last spring my mallard disappeared for a while but then came back with 11 ducklings and now she has disappeared again. i am hoping she has gone broody again

    she was very very protective over her babies she would alwase put herself between anyone and her babys even her fellow duck friends could not get to close to the baby's other wish she would attack the big ducks and take her baby's some where Else and she took them back to her nest every afternoon well before dark and did not come out till mid morning

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  5. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    I believe calls,mallards, and Welsh Harlequin make pretty good broodies.
     
  6. BHep

    BHep Overrun With Chickens

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    Thanks everyone...
    Poultry09... those pictures are adorable !!
     
  7. mrpekinduck

    mrpekinduck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Was that baby ducky ok?
     
  8. mrpekinduck

    mrpekinduck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Was that baby ducky ok?
     
  9. poultry09

    poultry09 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes the baby was ok
     

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