Ducks share egg sitting & eggs?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Ortiz5954, Aug 30, 2016.

  1. Ortiz5954

    Ortiz5954 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have two broody ducks.They had 10 eggs in one nest and now have split the eggs dead even and each have 5 in their own nest.Now when one leaves their nest the other takes her eggs and sits on them until she comes back then seperates them again.Is this normal??
     
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  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    It is, and hopefully once ducklings hatch they will still work together. Keep us updated.
     
  3. Ortiz5954

    Ortiz5954 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Two hatched!! Both are still sharing mama responsiblities[​IMG]
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  4. How neat!!
    Yes, it is normal in a sense....Your LUCKY.....What great duck hens you have to want to raise ducklings together...
     
  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    Precious and Congrats to you and mamas. Now be sure to watch they don't fight over the ducklings because that can injure or kill the tiny ones. Hopefully They will continue to be nice and work together.
     
  6. I think they will share all duties as they have been....Just keep an eye on them as you have been...It will be great!
     

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