do i have a broody?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by pekinduck<3er, May 24, 2011.

  1. pekinduck<3er

    pekinduck<3er Chillin' With My Peeps

    hi
    \\ finnaly i think i have a broody duck. i have a cayuga duck that i finally think is broody. she made a little nest un a board i put. and she only has one eggs but is sitting on it and wont go up around the coop and she pull hay around her.
     
  2. pekinduck<3er

    pekinduck<3er Chillin' With My Peeps

    well now she has 3 eggs and pulls more hay in they nest
     
  3. FarmrGirl

    FarmrGirl MooseMistress

    851
    9
    136
    Jul 1, 2009
    Southern Maryland
    My Cayuga girls prefer to make their own beautiful nests instead of using the nest boxes and will always lay their eggs then pull a bit of straw over the top of the nest to hide them.

    I once left them in there for 10 days but they still wouldn't brood them. When I finally went inside to pull the eggs from the nest they got very concerned and paced outside the door. When I left the went in, looked at they empty nest and looked at each other over and over. So now I let the eggs sit out there for about 3 days at a time to give them the opportunity but they don't want to brood right now [​IMG] Maybe next season.
     
    Last edited: May 26, 2011

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by