Broody ducks??

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by peachick, Aug 17, 2008.

  1. peachick

    peachick Songster

    Aug 8, 2007
    Maryland 21787
    other than muscovies, what large breed is good for going broody??

  2. houndit

    houndit There is no H or F in Orpington!

    Jul 13, 2008
    Braymer Missouri
    Most rouens are supposed to be good for brooding. I have found that most ducks if you leave there eggs will go broody even if they do not haych them. I even had a pekin go broody. Rouens like I said are supposed to be good.
  3. LV426

    LV426 Chillin

    Jul 16, 2008
    Cayugas and Swedish are good brooders. So are Golden Cascades from what I have read.
  4. hatchcrazzzy

    hatchcrazzzy Songster

    Jun 8, 2007
    kemp texas
    i have rouens and all 4 of my hens went broody and hatched babies
  5. BantyHugger

    BantyHugger Songster

    May 23, 2008
    My Rouen only started a year after my pekins got the broody bug. Maybe its just My pekins, but i can't quite get mine to STOP being broody.
  6. peachick

    peachick Songster

    Aug 8, 2007
    Maryland 21787
    thanks for the replies. I looked at feathersite, and I just dont care for the looks of muscovy ducks. I like the rouens though. and I have one blue swedish drake that is very nice... I'd like to find him a couple girls. and hope they are good setters.

    anyone in MD have any blue swedish????
  7. duckman

    duckman Songster

    Apr 10, 2008
    Quote:My peking keep going broody to once they do hatch them they are good mothers. They also hatch almost all of the eggs. I had one hatch 14 and another hatch 11.

  8. Goat_Walker

    Goat_Walker I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady

    Jul 9, 2008
    My Buff orp duck is only 8 months, and is broody at the moment over 7 eggs ( But has laid 10) [​IMG]

    So id say they are pretty good. But then again she is kind of petite, beign half the size of her mate, my mallard drake.

    Amd great Idea on the blue Swedish! Once had a drake who was just amazing! He was such a handsome fellow.
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2008

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