call ducks good broodys?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by elsfieldchickens, Oct 16, 2012.

  1. elsfieldchickens

    elsfieldchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    hi
    ive got to pairs of call ducks and was wondering if there any good at hatching ducklings?

    thanks for any help
     
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Yes Calls are excellent broodies.
     
  3. elsfieldchickens

    elsfieldchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    thanks for your help
     
  4. seaneduck

    seaneduck Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a grey call female who will lay a batch of eggs, sit on them good for about 20 days and then stop. Had this happen with a few different batches of eggs. But then I had a 1 year old blue-bibbed female hatch two broods this spring and summer and was a great sitter and mother (we took the first hatch away and raised them in the garage, hoping she'd lay again, and she did). I guess it just depends on the individual duck!
     
  5. Dwen

    Dwen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a call hen who wouldn't set at all. It was her first year laying though, and that might have had something to do with it.
     
  6. polskituft

    polskituft Out Of The Brooder

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    Call ducks are great broodies.
     
  7. duckluck

    duckluck Dulcimyrh Ducks

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    Dwen, please try PMing me again, I am trying to answer your original message and am having problems with things working properly here...
     
  8. elsfieldchickens

    elsfieldchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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