broody duck ?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by farmer boy, Mar 11, 2013.

  1. farmer boy

    farmer boy Songster

    i have a duck that was sitting on rotten eggs i could not get to but we got her away from there and she is now sitting in a little box area on her egg but im not sure if she is broody or not do i have to wait a few days to know like a chicken ??

  2. cosbackyard

    cosbackyard Songster

    Feb 20, 2013
    Colorado Springs, CO
    From my (admittedly limited) experience - if you have a duck sitting on eggs and you're having a hard time getting her away from them then she's broody.

    Mine never sat on eggs until I let them collect for a few days when I was away. Came back and she was a different bird.
  3. farmer boy

    farmer boy Songster

    well she found chickens eggs my family could not get to and there was a lot so she prob went broody there but we moved her she is only sitting on one duck egg i am gone away for a few days and my sister is looking after her for a while so i am getting updates from her of whats going on but i hope she is broody she has not been with the drake for a few days will that change anything ??
  4. fowl farm

    fowl farm Songster

    May 9, 2012
    No. A drake has nothing to do with a duck going broody. Like chickens, they'll go broody on eggs even if they aren't fertile. Hope it goes well!

  5. farmer boy

    farmer boy Songster

    no i mean if she has not been mated with for a few days will the eggs still be fertilized i thought sperm will last up to a month in a duck or chicken but idk

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