Duck sitting on eggs only sometimes

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by TheReadyBoys, Oct 21, 2013.

  1. TheReadyBoys

    TheReadyBoys Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a duck who only sits on the eggs when she is locked up in her coop. When I let her out to free range, she follows the drake around. They are best friends and don't like to be separated. How can I get her to stay on the nest when the drake goes out side to free range. Also, I have a chicken who is sitting in the corner and will only get out of it if I take her out. She is trying to hatch some eggs, but they aren't fertilized. She stays on the nest all day, I think, but at the end of the day when I free range everything, she stays off the nest after I put her outside. Any help?
     
  2. Alaskan

    Alaskan The Frosted Flake

    I would put the fertile duck eggs under the chicken.


    If the bird (chicken or duck) doesn't wnt to sit tight, and brood correctly, I am not sure you can really make her.
     
  3. TheReadyBoys

    TheReadyBoys Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The chicken stopped sitting today. She went to the corner at night when all the chickens went in, but she was out free ranging all day.
     
  4. Alaskan

    Alaskan The Frosted Flake

    Oh bother.....

    Sorry that neither of them wants to sit tightly.
     
  5. TheReadyBoys

    TheReadyBoys Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, well I already have 6 ducklings, so that's enough work, I guess.
     

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