Help!!! My Indian Runner Daisy is broody.....

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by CarmenNebe, Apr 21, 2012.

  1. I have two Indian Runner Ducks, 8 months old. One started secretly laying eggs where I would never look for them and today I found her breeding on those 4 eggs. This may only have gone on for about 4 days. What is best to do? I don't have a drake and don't intend to breed with them.
    I also have 4 chickens in the same run with the ducks and just isolate the chickens when they get broody. Is that the same with a duck. Should I leave those eggs or take them and dispose of them. I know this may sound silly questions but I am fairly new to this and this is the first time one gets broody.
    I appreciate your feedback.

  2. Shivakumar

    Shivakumar In the Brooder

    Mar 27, 2012
    Since you don't have a drake, the eggs are infertile and won't hatch. My suggestion is to take the eggs to your kitchen.
  3. Mum

    Mum Songster

    Dec 23, 2011
  4. jdywntr

    jdywntr Songster

    Oct 31, 2009
    Somerville, AL
    Yup, take them and keep taking them until she starts setting on them. You may need to take further measues if she is one who will go broody over "invisible" eggs (I have a silkie hen that will go broody sitting on nothing). Because it is so soon she should stop quickly.

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