broody hen but doesnt lay eggs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by DUCKGIRL89, Aug 16, 2011.

  1. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

    7,176
    10
    241
    Apr 28, 2011
    TN
    My ancona duck is 22 weeks old and I think she went broody! Whenever my cat comes anywhere near the females nest box she fluffs up her feathers and hisses like a cat! Its scary to! But the weird thing is she doesnt lay eggs!? Has this happend to you? Is this a sign that she will lay eggs soon? HELP ME!!!
     
    Last edited: Aug 16, 2011
  2. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

    7,176
    10
    241
    Apr 28, 2011
    TN
    Help me what do I do with her.
     
  3. suzettex5

    suzettex5 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 26, 2009
    California
    Im not familiar with ducks, but Ill try, and hopefully this will help you get bumped and get some better answers.

    When did she start sticking on the nest? How long has she been broody?

    Has she EVER layed eggs?

    Maybe she is just gearing up to start laying? Sometimes newly laying chickens will sit on a nest for a few days before they actually start to lay.

    Oh and Ive had chickens be broody on a nest with no eggs in it and they never layed any of their own eggs while broody. I dont know if ducks act the same at all.
     
  4. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

    7,176
    10
    241
    Apr 28, 2011
    TN
    Well everytime something like a dog or cat come near the fence, she will run back to the box and hiss then she gos back in the box for a while. But today I was out spending time with them, and the cat followed me and the duck just started hissing and her feathers were all fluffed up. It was really weird, and no I know if she has layed a eggs before. She was free range before this, I locked her and my other two hens up to see if they would lay so I could find them. But this is the first full day so maybe she does lay and I didnt see the eggs. And she just didnt lay today.
     
  5. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

    7,176
    10
    241
    Apr 28, 2011
    TN
    Does anyone else have any idea why?
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by