How can you tell if a duck is broody?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Tlammy, Sep 18, 2011.

  1. Tlammy

    Tlammy Chillin' With My Peeps

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  2. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    With mine I will notice them 'missing' at night for a few days but during the day they will still be with the flock. They've all done this for 2-3 days before 'sticking' to the nest.
     
  3. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Mine make sweet little nests, and stay on them (until there are peas offered, or everybody is going to take a walk, or . . . they're runners so broody is a relative term).

    Anyway, broodiness makes them sit and sit on the eggs, and they get quite agitated if they are kept away from the nest too long. Some refuse to get up for ANYTHING. But others will sprint toward the food dish and water dish, make a big poop, then run back and sit on the eggs.

    You got a broody?
     
  4. Tlammy

    Tlammy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hm.. then no i dont...xD

    But thanks anyways!
     
  5. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    I have had too many broodies this year.....you need some? [​IMG]
     

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