Broody duck unfertilized eggs....

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by duckinlovin, Dec 8, 2016.

  1. duckinlovin

    duckinlovin In the Brooder

    Jan 10, 2016
    Omaha ne
    So my little girl mallard has produced 28 eggs. She has been broody for the past month. She has posted up in my closet ! God love her and her momma instincts but how do I break it to her that they will not turn into chicadeeees?! I don't want to just take them away and traumatize her( she is my pet and not used for producing eggs). Any suggestions?!

  2. clucknquack

    clucknquack Songster

    Nov 25, 2016
    East Stroudsburg, PA
    Take them away because they are going to go rotten and smell! Replace them with fake eggs, golf balls usually work. She'll eventually give up on them, but the laying eggs and brooding may continue after that.
  3. Bills vs Beaks

    Bills vs Beaks Free Ranging

    Aug 31, 2016
    NJ USA
    My Coop
    Yep and rotten eggs are NOT fun.... and in the house?[​IMG]
  4. Take away eggs.......Her Belly needs to Cool in order to break her from trying to set eggs..........Same as with a Chicken Hen......


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