broody ducks

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by DUCKGIRL89, Apr 21, 2012.

  1. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My welsh harlequins have been laying,maybe a month now, they have never laid in a nest i mean NEVER, always in the mud. I found a nest of 6 eggs in the shelter to, so i have a VERY good feeling 2 of them are going broody on me. Can i let only 1 of them intead of two sit on the eggs? I want to have 2 hens to hatch my own eggs from, and they stop laying once they go broody i hear... any thoughts? Thanks in advance!

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  2. Czech's_chicks

    Czech's_chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you wanting to break one and let the other stay broody? You may have a hard time breaking them. And yes, they stop laying when broody, that's when you know for sure. Ducks are primo at hiding nests, too. Good luck. One of my gals built a nest in the feeder house, taking full advantage that we built it as a top load and couldn't reach her darn eggs through the entrance holes we put in for everyone to reach the feeders!!!
     

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