Help with terms....

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by bayyjayy, Jul 10, 2011.

  1. bayyjayy

    bayyjayy Songster

    Jul 5, 2011
    So, call me dummmmmb, but.....Broody, going broody, brooders....does this mean laying eggs, getting ready to lay eggs, lays eggs alot. Can someone explain all the terms to me? A bit embarassed to be asking, but.....

  2. GrannyCarol

    GrannyCarol Chirping

    Jul 7, 2011
    Broody means the duck (or hen) is sitting on eggs to hatch them. Once they are hatched (if in an incubator) the ducklings are put in a "brooder" when they are little to be raised. It's all about eggs being hatched and the babies being raised. I have a broody duck, she sits on eggs, hatches them and raises them. I put eggs in an incubator, then when they hatch, I put them in a brooder. I'm not sure if the eggs are being brooded in the incubator like they would under the mother. Hope that helps!
  3. StevenW.

    StevenW. Lovin' My Quackers!

    Oct 7, 2010
    Central, Illinois
    Quote:Broody - A female bird wanting to set on eggs and hatch babys.
    Going Broody - Is when the female bird is getting close to going broody as in collecting eggs, makeing the nest, and pulling out belly feathers to keep the eggies warm.
    Brooders - Is a place where you keep baby poultry in with a heat lamp, water, and feed.

    Its not a stupid question at all! [​IMG]

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