Broody duck advice

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Fisherlmiranda, Apr 11, 2019.

  1. Fisherlmiranda

    Fisherlmiranda Songster

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    Hello, my welsh harlequin duck started sitting on the eggs so I let her gather a clutch and go broody. Shes sat on the eggs all day long for 2 days. But I noticed that the other ducks are pushing her out at night and laying in the nest. And last night they busted one of the eggs. This morning I grabbed the busted egg and surrounding bedding and tossed it. Some eggs have dried yolk on them. Will they be ok to leave in there? I put an x on the first 15 eggs. So I knew this morning that 3 had been laid in there and which ones they were. Should I close in the area around the nesting box so she is left alone? Any advice is welcome as this is my first time letting a duck set a nest. 20190410_152122.jpg
     
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  2. Happy Quack

    Happy Quack Songster

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    You can try putting up a fence or something to stop the others from pushing her out. Just make it big enough that you can put water and feed in for her.
     
  3. quackiemama

    quackiemama Crowing

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    She is beautiful
     
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  4. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    If you can put something around her it helps. Are the others depositing eggs in her nest too?
     
  5. Fisherlmiranda

    Fisherlmiranda Songster

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    Thanks
     
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  6. Fisherlmiranda

    Fisherlmiranda Songster

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    Yes, shes got everyone's eggs. I've got cayugas and black swedish and buff's as well and they all have intermingled and made a bunch of mutts hopefully lol.
     

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