Duck sitting on eggs and keeps laying in her clutch???

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by casslarrabee225, Feb 16, 2012.

  1. casslarrabee225

    casslarrabee225 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My female started sitting on 14 eggs. She has laid one a day every morning into that clutch (and a couple times while she was up another female must have laid one in it as well) She is now at 19 eggs and keeps laying every morning. Will she stop? Should I mark the eggs she has in her clutch now then remove the new one she lays or just let her go?? She is a big hefty Khaki and is sitting on them all just fine. This is my first time with a duck who is broody.
     
  2. nickie

    nickie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have pekins who are not known to be broody, but one of mine will get the hair in her behind to set (to bad I don't have a drake). That being said I would mark your eggs already there, but it is possible that once you start messing with the nest she may not set them anymore. I'm no expert, but... That's what I would do, and have a incubator at the ready in case she quits.
     
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