Call building a nest

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by mstricer, Apr 10, 2012.

  1. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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    When a call duck builds a nest and starts to lay eggs, does that mean she is broody and will sit on them or is it just what ducks do?
     
  2. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How long has she been laying?if she hasn't laid a nest of eggs before, then she may be...
     
  3. keeperofthehearth

    keeperofthehearth Chillin' With My Peeps

    I wouldn't say she is broody.... yet, unless she's adding feathers and acting annoyed... quacking up a storm etc. They usually lay a clutch of eggs first... my girl laid about 8-10 before she brooded though she started 'acting' broody once she had about 6 eggs laid. My first call hen used to sit for about 2wks then would give up [​IMG] but her daughter sits very well and 3 wks ago hatched out 4 little ducklings. [​IMG]
     

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