Cross between a Fawn and White and Chocolate Runner?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Dances with Ducks, Apr 29, 2009.

  1. What color does that make? Cause I've been letting my Chocolate hen keep her eggs and I really think she may be going BROODY!
    She spend half the day yesterday and all day today sitting on that nest, and it's now lined with her fluffy down feathers.
    I sent the drakes to camp (herding camp) on Saturday, maybe she's just depressed and doesn't want to come out of her room, but if she keeps sitting on all those eggs something is gonna happen!
    She's still laying eggs so I guess it's not official yet, but I'm hoping! [​IMG]
     
  2. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    A broody runner???

    That would be cool
     
  3. WZ - You made me worry so I did a search - look! (the third post) I'm really excited!
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=61790
    I don't know why I'm trying this, I really want to brood Welsh Harlequin's eventually, this is mostly a test run - (ha ha, runners - get it? . . sorry).
    I always thought she had a mother instinct, she would make a nest under the bushes and line it with feathers. A few weeks ago I set up a nest box in their duck house. At first the hens didn't know what to do with it, sometimes they would use it but it was very sporadic. When I made it a little bigger and they seemed to get their minds organized around it. Soon they made this sweet looking nest out of straw and were all laying in it. It's great because now the eggs are real clean, they only poop on the other side of the duckhouse (who says they have no control?).
     
    Last edited: May 2, 2009

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