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Help with terms....

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

  1. bayyjayy

    bayyjayy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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!

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    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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