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Broody Pekin!!!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by mahsmaj, Apr 27, 2009.

  1. mahsmaj

    mahsmaj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think one of my pekin hens is going broody!!! She stays on the nest most of the time and she gets all puffed up, stretches her neck out over the edge of her nest, and then she stares and hisses!!! Do you guys think she's going broody?


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    She is setting on 11 eggs right now... Is that too many or too little?
     
    Last edited: Apr 27, 2009
  2. TheDuckCrew

    TheDuckCrew Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 21, 2009
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    ALERT ALERT! BROODY HEN! ALERT ALERT!!!

    obviously, i think you've got yourself a broody!! and i think 11 is just fine as long as she is able to cover them all
     
  3. call ducks

    call ducks silver appleyard addict

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    back away i will say this a gain back away. good luck [​IMG]
     
  4. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Overrun With Chickens

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    Sounds like it [​IMG]
     
  5. mahsmaj

    mahsmaj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just hope she can hatch the eggs... Her bein a pekin and all...
     
  6. BantyHugger

    BantyHugger Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2008
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    Yep thats a brood pekin for ya! 11 will be fine. My mama sat on 12 last year and 10 hatched. I gave her no help; just lots of food and water. She has hatched out a total of 14 babies for me and sets every year. Even her kids were broody!

    Here are some pics of GMD (good mama duck)
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    This is Zorro, one of her babies trying to set when she was only 7 months old.
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    And this is GMD this year (we got a better camera):
    [​IMG]
     
  7. headred

    headred Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is really cool! Good luck on your broody pekin!
     
  8. ro.netcmarie

    ro.netcmarie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey Banty, did you come and "borrow" my pen and blue tub??? just kidding [​IMG] it looks just like my pen and the tub i use to take the babies from in the house to outside to their pen. now they are too big inside, so they stay outside in their pen.
     
  9. mahsmaj

    mahsmaj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hate to say this... But my pekin hen is no longer broody. She stayed with the eggs for about three days. She got off of them to be with the other ducks one day and hasn't went back there since. She is still not Laying though...
     
  10. muscovy94

    muscovy94 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    are you going to put them in your 'bator?
     

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