Ha Ha! I have a broody khaki campbell hen!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by bufforp89, Jun 7, 2011.

  1. bufforp89

    bufforp89 Songster

    Jul 26, 2009
    Chenango Forks NY
    I actually have a broody khaki! She is a 3 year old female, only her and her BF (also a khaki) remain from my original duck flock. They hang out with the muscovys and with having 4 broody ones (scovies) right now I guess she caught the bug...Im very relieved, I though for sure that she was dead as I had not seen her in a few days only to discover her broody under some old ply-wood..

    The babies could be khaki or khaki/muscovy cross. I have 2 khaki/scovie cross ducklings right now but from scovie eggs so Im curious what will become of this. They are pied white and brown and look like a muscovy duckling but slightly off.

    She is also hatchery quality, from Metzer Spring '08....Go Brown Duck GO!

  2. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

    Oct 2, 2008
  3. ducks_rcool329

    ducks_rcool329 Songster

    Apr 17, 2011
    Black Forest, Colorado
    lucky! keep us posted on how things develop!! [​IMG]
  4. learycow

    learycow Crowing

    Apr 1, 2011
    Southern Maine
    That's awesome! I think one of mine is getting to that point too, surprisingly. She made a nest and now has about 20 eggs in it (not all hers, she steals eggs). She lays on it but gets up when I go in the coop. I'm thinking about moving the feeder so I don't have to go in there at all. I'm afraid she will change her mind if she has to get up every time I go in there!

  5. Niss

    Niss Songster

    Apr 29, 2011
    The khaki campbell I picked up at a flee market when I was little successfully hatched a clutch of 18 ducklings. There is plenty of hope for your gal!
  6. Sweetfolly

    Sweetfolly Songster

    Apr 17, 2009
    Kildare, Wisconsin
    My Khaki Campbell went broody late last summer. The other girls kept adding eggs to her nest throughout the incubation period, so she had eggs due at all different times under her. She successfully hatched 3 or 4 ducklings on her own, and I snatched them when she went out of the coop for a bite to eat one day, so that she would continue sitting on the other eggs. I guess it ticked her off when I took the ducklings, because she smashed a bunch of the rest of the eggs underneath her open and chewed up and spat out the babies after that. I kept finding the poor, flat, soggy little things everywhere for about a week afterwards. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jun 7, 2011

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