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!