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broody ducks?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by mr.mc., Aug 16, 2011.

  1. mr.mc.

    mr.mc. Chillin' With My Peeps

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    will most ducks go broody? I know my pekins are not varry good at that, but im thinking about geting more ducks in the spring.
    are some breed more likley to go broody than others, if so what are they? [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. bt03

    bt03 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No personal experience here but i have read that muscovey, mallard, rouen and khaki campbells are pretty good sitters. I'm currently waiting for my rouen to get enough eggs to see if she will be a sitter or not.
     
  3. La Mike

    La Mike (Always Slightly Off)

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    Out of all my ducks muscovy are the best broody then mallard,rouen, pekin basicly in that order. My pekin arent let to brood very much but dont seem to have any issues with it. A muscovy will sit forever if you let them.
     
  4. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Quote:I agree with LA Mike.
     
  5. learycow

    learycow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My muscovies are the best broody ducks. They hatch and raised their young.
    I do have a khaki campbell that has been broody this summer, but she's an awful mother. She hatches the ducklings, but doesn't like to take care of them. I also have a Swedish that started to sit, but stopped half-way through (my campbell is now on the eggs).
     
  6. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Im about to get some welsh harlequin from metzer farms, I heard they are very! Broody. I will see if they are next year. I dont even have them yet but I will on the 29th.
     
  7. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I agree with LA Mike.

    By the way hows the ducklings going? Get rid of any yet?
     
  8. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I agree with LA Mike.

    By the way hows the ducklings going? Get rid of any yet?
     
  9. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I agree with LA Mike.

    By the way hows the ducklings going? Get rid of any yet?
     

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