Broody duck

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Caitlancourt, May 20, 2019.

  1. Caitlancourt

    Caitlancourt Hatching

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    Hi I was wondering if anyone could offer some advice. I have a khaki Campbell (just over a two years old) who injured her leg, it wasn’t broke so I placed her on bed rest so she could let the leg heal and prevent further damage. While on bed rest she became broody and has been sitting on 3 eggs for a week now (she did have 4 but she cracked one). I thought letting her sit on the eggs was a good idea as she was resting her leg however I don’t really have the room for anymore ducks. Would I be able to take the eggs away from her now and destroy the nest? I have no idea if they’re fertilised but we do have a drake who is a pekin. Or would the kindest decision be to let her hatch them? Thank you to anyone who has some advice
     
  2. Magnolia Ducks

    Magnolia Ducks Crowing

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    If you don't want any more ducks you should take them away. She will forget about them shortly. Of course there is always duck math....
     
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  3. Jpat

    Jpat Free Ranging

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    i just thaught of something mabye iam overthinking

    At what age does an egg become a sentient being?

    ide feel bad throwing a 25 day old egg out its basicaly and duckling at that point
     
  4. Magnolia Ducks

    Magnolia Ducks Crowing

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    I am not sure ducks are ever sentient beings:gig. I hardboiled my egg yesterday on day 23 and I am still distraught about it.
     
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    Jpat Free Ranging

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    Hahaha mine are einteins so i dunno what your talking about :plbb



    you hard boiled a 23 day old incubated egg? Thats awefull!
     
  6. Magnolia Ducks

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    It is awful. It was from my dead drake. The incubator went rouge in the night and killed it I think . I am putting ice in the incubator every few hours but I fear its too late.
     
  7. Jpat

    Jpat Free Ranging

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    awe jeez. What a shame eh sorry to hear
     
  8. Magnolia Ducks

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    Hoping you didn't think I hardboiled it on purpose:he
     
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  9. Jpat

    Jpat Free Ranging

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    i litteraly thaught you boiled an egg and opened it and realized.

    like it was under a hen and you didnt notice and took it for breakfast

    in many ways iam not a smart man :gig
     
  10. Magnolia Ducks

    Magnolia Ducks Crowing

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    You are a very smart man. The shop vac was genius.
     
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