how many eggs do they need to go broody?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by sunket77, Jun 10, 2010.

  1. sunket77

    sunket77 Songster

    May 21, 2009
    Texas Hill Country!
    how many eggs does it usually take for ducks to go broody? and will they?? I give up on any of my chickens going broody, it's rainy and muddy outside and they just won't set, I have even tried to make a broody box and to no avail no broody hen! even with ones that have done it before. I am thinking if I let my duck hen keep her eggs, since she has taken to make herself a nest that chickens keep away from for the most part maybe she will go broody? (she is a black call) the drake is pretty protective of the nest anytime I get near it so I am wondering if "they" are preparing a clutch.... what do you guys think?? [​IMG] I am still so new to ducks!
  2. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

    Jan 11, 2010
    There really isnt a set number- some ducks may go broody with 3 eggs in a nest - others may have 30 or more in a double layer. Not sure specifically about call ducks- but there are alot of domestic breeds that rarely go broody.

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