Broodie Ducks???????????????

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by josh, Jan 17, 2011.

  1. josh

    josh Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 22, 2008
    Western Kentucky
    I have 2 male runner ducks. I want some females to go with them. But this is what I need info for. I want female ducks that will go broodie. I don't care if my babies are mixed or not. I just want some ducks on my pond that will reproduce and set their own eggs. What breed hens can I get to go with my male runners.
  2. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

    Jan 11, 2010
    Runners will go broody - just not as likely as other breeds. I have all three of my breeders go broody late last year. The other runner females I currently have laying are not from breeding from- so I collect their eggs every day- but they have also shown broody tendancies as well.
  3. Mallards are very reliable broodies, also Muscovy. Welsh Harlequin are fairly good at going broody.
  4. TrystInn

    TrystInn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 16, 2009
    Southern Arizona
    KCs are great brooders, our Runners have always brooded. Good luck!
  5. StevenW.

    StevenW. Lovin' My Quackers!

    Oct 7, 2010
    Central, Illinois
    Muscovys, Mallards, Calls, Bantam ducks, most ducks have the potential to go broody if they want to [​IMG]

    Ohh and Hi Tryst [​IMG]
  6. Big Dreamer

    Big Dreamer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 21, 2010
    Central, FL
    Ive heard welsh harlequins can go broody and i have 2 females, so when they start laying im hoping they are the ones that go broody! c:
  7. lovesduckies

    lovesduckies Bedroom Farm Inc.

    Jan 11, 2010
    the ducky room
    i vote muscovy too.

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