do i have a broody?

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

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

    FarmrGirl MooseMistress

    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

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