Clucky Duck?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Bellevue, Oct 30, 2013.

  1. Bellevue

    Bellevue Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi can anyone tell me do pekin ducks get clucky. I do not want ducklings but this is why I have this question... Yesterday one of my two girls or maybe both made a perfect nest out of the straw in their house (they never usually bother). Inside were 4 eggs so they both laid 2 each. I took them as I do but most of the time they do not make a perfect nest. Now this morning the nest was flattened and I could not find any eggs. I used my little rake to poke around and I found one buried. I took it out as I do and put it on the terrace wall for a minute. All three were eating breakfast like piglets. But Bubbles saw me take the egg and she ran around the terrace wall to the egg which she touched with her beak and gave me the evil eye. Can any one explain. Not sure if I should get her a dummy egg or what to do.
     
  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchaholic Extrordinaire Premium Member

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    Do you mean do they go broody and try to hatch eggs? I've never heard the term clucky to mean broody so I'm just trying to clarify. If that is what you mean, pekins generally don't go broody but it is a possibility and it does happen, just as how some chicken breeds are said not to be broody but you get that odd individual that does. I've heard from several people that their pekins go broody and are good mothers, and I've heard from others that they never do. So generally speaking, no, they don't usually go broody, but it all depends on the individual and it is possible that one might.
     
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  3. Bellevue

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    Yes, I mean broody... lol! You have never heard people saying to women that they are clucky over someone else's baby? We use that term in Australia. But I should have thought to use the word broody. So, If Bubbles does not want me to take her eggs, what do I do. Give her a fake egg, that's what I meant when I said a dummy? I should have started my post with a G'day.
     
  4. Pyxis

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    Lol, sorry! Nope, never heard that term used here! If she decides to sit and you want to let her, you could get her a fake egg and she'll be fine with that. You could also break her instead, which might be best because being broody is hard on them.
     
  5. Bellevue

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    Ok, cheers! Thanks for your help.
     
  6. Pyxis

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    No problem! Good luck with your girl :)
     

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