Broody Duck Problem!! Need Advice

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by callahanfarmgirl, Aug 6, 2012.

  1. callahanfarmgirl

    callahanfarmgirl Chirping

    Apr 4, 2011
    I have a mallard hen that built a nest outside the coop & has somehow convinced the other 3 hens to lay in her nest & she is broody. By the time I realized what was going on she had 18 eggs under her. The first few days she would only stay on the nest a few hrs. a day but today she hasn't come off the nest. I have no drakes!!
    What should I do? Remove all eggs in the nest then continue on a daily bases removing any fresh laid eggs? Will she just go somewhere else & build a new nest?
    I am new to ducks so any advice is welcomed!!

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