Broody Pekin Behavior- She's terrorizing my other 3 female ducks

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by DuckDolly001, Jun 6, 2016.

  1. DuckDolly001

    DuckDolly001 In the Brooder

    Apr 11, 2016
    I have a female Pekin that is showing the usual broody behavior ( scrunching her neck, quacking loudly, and wiggling her tail all the time). She has been a little laying machine the past couple of weeks and I collect the eggs every morning and check in the evening as well. Just this past week she has started the scrunch neck, tail wiggling, and aggressive quacking...but now she is also terrorizing the other females. She chases them around, biting at them. She won't let them go in the coop even thought I've already collected her eggs from in there. I'm considering separating her for a bit and putting her in a pen with one of my drakes (since she doesn't chase the drakes). My question is: How long does a duck typically go broody or show this broody behavior? I don't know what else I could do since I make sure she doesn't get the chance to try to sit on the eggs after she lays.

  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    I have found with my Muscovy's I have to let it run the course even if there isn't any eggs. They will still act just like they have some and chase all the females around but if you can put her somewhere so she can chill out that may help. My one scovy who just brooded and hatched ducklings 5 weeks ago thought for sure she was going to get to sit again after 2 days of terrorizing everyone including the chickens I made her get out of her nest and go in with our drake and her sister. This morning she is out with everyone I am really surprised but very thankful.

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