Broody duck in November???

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by shelleyd2008, Nov 20, 2009.

  1. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    What is wrong with these birds!! One of my pekin ducks has decided to start brooding. What am I going to do with her? These birds are not locked up, never have been. As far as I know, she's been setting about 3 days. That was the first day I noticed her 'missing'. Should I take them away when they hatch, or just move mama and babies to a pen somewhere? I should be able to do that, just put some wire around her when she is almost due, so I can catch her when the time comes. I would really rather not brood the ducklings myself, will she be okay with them if they can't get to the pond? [​IMG]
     
  2. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    Isn't what you're doing discreet cross posting?!
     
  3. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    I don't think so, I didn't ask about the broody duck in the other one, just asked if anyone else had goofy birds this time of year. Why, are you the cross-posting police?
     
  4. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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  5. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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  6. Goat_Walker

    Goat_Walker I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady

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    My sillt ducks brood all year round. f you dont want babies this late take the eggs.

    You can always just fence her in if she is out in the open, Place a tarp over the enclsure if you can.


    If you can put mama and babies somewhere where the cold wont be as effective on little ducklings toes I think they should be jsut fine with mama.
     
  7. Duck_feeder

    Duck_feeder Drowning in feathers!

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    One of Nettie's ducks got broody the other day... and only had ONE egg! Silly duck...
     

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