how many eggs do they need to go broody?

sunket77

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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??
I am still so new to ducks!
 

duckyfromoz

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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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