Broody duck went out of nest and won't go back in

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by WeNeedDrPhil, Aug 25, 2016.

  1. WeNeedDrPhil

    WeNeedDrPhil Just Hatched

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    Today one of her duck eggs somhow broke open and no duck inside.She carried out the shell to try to eat I managed to getherto not eat it but now she is drinking water and splashing it on herself.She's also flapping her wings. I though she might be hungry so I gave her some bread. She ate some but she is still not going in th nest
     
  2. chickengeorgeto

    chickengeorgeto Overrun With Chickens

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    During the Summer it is not unusual for a hen to stay off the nest for several hours because there is a good bit of heat built up in the nest, eggs, and nesting material. I doubt that ducks are any different.

    Despite hatching many batches of chicks I only remember sitting a couple batches of duck fruits.

    Tell us how it goes with your duck.
     
  3. WeNeedDrPhil

    WeNeedDrPhil Just Hatched

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    Well she's back on the nest.It seems like the 1 duckling she has distracts her. We seperated them and sure enough she lays on the eggs
     

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