Broody Ducks????

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Chick_in_Indiana, Oct 26, 2008.

  1. Chick_in_Indiana

    Chick_in_Indiana Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 14, 2007
    NE Indiana
    I have a mallard and a runner that have been laying for a few months now. They even lay in the chicken nesting boxes.
    Does anyone know if either of these breeds go broody?
    If so do you have any problems with them being introduce into the flock. I know it is very difficult to bring new ducks into an already established flock. But what if is done the natural way with the mom bringing them in.
  2. Bex

    Bex Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 12, 2008
    I know that Mallards will go broody, but I am not sure about Runners.
  3. chickmommar

    chickmommar Chillin' With My Peeps

    My one female runner, Roz, did go broody a few times but was never a successful mother. Muscovies are the most maternal and I have had them raise ducklings who became part of the flock (of all kinds of domestic ducks). Other ducks of mine don't have such strong maternal instincts so had a difficult time making sure to protect ducklings. Ducks have individual personalities (duckenalities?) so there are no sure-fire answers, of course. Best of luck.

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