Encouraging broodiness??

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Mom2Munchkins, Jun 15, 2010.

  1. Mom2Munchkins

    Mom2Munchkins Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have been getting my ducks Little Tikes Climbers and now a Little Tikes playhouse for them to get shade under. It is soo cute how they 'play' and hide under them. I don't have the house in their kennel yet, but I am really hoping one of them will make a nest in it and hatch some of their own darn eggs! Never had a broody!! And tips for encouraging broodiness?? LOL
     
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  2. Happycheese

    Happycheese Out Of The Brooder

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    What breed are they?
     
  3. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator~~~ BYC Store Support Staff Member

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    I have a little call cross named Katy. All I have to do is point at a rock and say EGG! and she is instantly broody.

    Well, almost anyway.
     
  4. Mom2Munchkins

    Mom2Munchkins Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pekins (which I know it is extremely rare that they go broody), and then a small brown mutt type duck. My other girls are only about 4 months old... Anconas, Khakis, and a Swede.
     
  5. Happycheese

    Happycheese Out Of The Brooder

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    Mine are mallards and just kinda did it on their own. Make sure that you have nesting materials in the corners of the yard and pen, a duck house too, although mine didn't want to use it (I move their nest there, THEN they got the idea) and food and water nearby.
     

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