Broody duck?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Kadjain, Mar 12, 2012.

  1. Kadjain

    Kadjain Chillin' With My Peeps

    When a duck goes broody is it like when a chicken goes broody? Will they just start sitting on anything?
     
  2. bargain

    bargain Love God, Hubby & farm Premium Member

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    Our experience with our ducks is that they are very similar, although they are more social in their nesting behavior. Unlike our hens who like to sit 3 high on eggs, our ducks will be side by side by side (maybe 3 or 4 on a nest)... One of our mothers last year actually scooped up an egg in her mouth and carried it to a nest when she got tired of rolling it!.... Now, I will suggest that you keep an eye on the "mothering" abilities of your ducks, Many of our baby ducks just wandered off after they were born as the mothers seemed a bit unaware of what to do, so we had to rescue and brood them.... One walked about 100 feet toward the end of our driveway before we rescued her!
     

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