Call Duck nesting question-updated

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Aves, Apr 17, 2012.

  1. Aves

    Aves Out Of The Brooder

    My call duck hen is laying and setting on eggs under a stump in the run every day. She comes in every night for food, water and sleep, but immediately gets back on the nest in the morning once the door is open. Would you call her officially incubating (and still leave the nest at night) or is she still growing your clutch? I don't remember seeing this before but it has been many years since I have had ducks and my chickens don't do this.

    Thank you Aves
     
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2012
  2. Lute

    Lute Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If she's willingly coming in for the night then she's still building her nest. After she's layed "enough" eggs (in her mind because it does vary) she'll refuse to get off the nest for much more than food and water.
     
  3. Aves

    Aves Out Of The Brooder

    She, Victoria came in to eat and drink, then immediately went back to her nest for the night, so I guess we can call her officially incubating....
     

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