broody ducks?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by streemers, Jan 23, 2009.

  1. streemers

    streemers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what ducks go broody the most? i would like it if 1 of mine are 1 of the breeds and could hatch her own eggs:fl
     
  2. jab91864

    jab91864 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I have a runner duck that goes broody quite a bit and has hatched her own babies. They lay quite well but I just hadn't expected any of them to go broody as they seem sort of neurotic....lol.

    Julie [​IMG]
     
  3. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    I heard that runners dont go broody.

    I heard that muscovys are the best, call ducks are very good also.
     
  4. streemers

    streemers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i also heard muscovys do but i dont have any there arnt my fav. i am getting 2 runners though. what about buffs or campbells? i am getting some of them also
     
  5. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

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    If you dont like muscovy ducks get a silkie chicken and let them do the work.
     
  6. streemers

    streemers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hubby said no chicks
     
  7. streemers

    streemers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i can have ducks quell goose sheep and goats and ofcourse our dogs
     
  8. I just checked Holderreads book. Except for Muscovys the only ducks rated excellent for Mothering ability are the bantam breeds: Australian Spotted, Calls, East Indies, and Mallards.
    But Buffs are in the Fair to Good category at least!
    Campbells and Runners he describes as Poor to Fair. (I guess it depends on the hen somewhat.)
     
  9. BantyHugger

    BantyHugger Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Muscovies are excellent mothers. I know some people just north of here that are always being over run because their girls set so much. If you don't like Muscovies there are some tricks to get a duck to set (only 2 people have attempted said tricks and both were successful). I personally have 5 broody pekins, one who will set almost ALL summer!
     
  10. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    Interesting. Wonder if my buff will get broody? Guess we will find out when she starts laying!
     

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