How do you know if a duck is broody

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Southernchickens, Mar 14, 2011.

  1. Southernchickens

    Southernchickens Chirping

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    Jun 30, 2010
    Mobile, Alabama
    I have a nest full of pekin eggs in a dog house and for the past two days I have seen my mallard hen sitting on the nest like she was broody. Whenever I go out to the pen she jumps up and comes off the nest. But yesterday she was on the nest off and on and when I got home today she was sitting. Do yall think she is broody and what are the signs to look for? Will she quack more than usual or something?
     
  2. shell try to nip and bite and hiss at you to stay away from her nest if she is. when she gets up and comes back shes just leaving for a awhile. thats what wild mallards do. so try to get under her when shes on her nest see what she does and then tell
     
  3. One Acre Wonder Farm

    One Acre Wonder Farm Songster

    Feb 20, 2009
    Vermont
    When my girls go broody they refuse to get off the nest and hiss if I come near. If they do get off (some are more shy than others), they'll stay near by and 'shout' at me until i move away from the nest.
     

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