How many eggs under a broody duck?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by iamcuriositycat, May 14, 2010.

  1. iamcuriositycat

    iamcuriositycat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've got an Indian Runner who's decided to go broody (yeah yeah, I know--she probably won't be much good at it, but I want to give her a chance). She's lined her nest with feathers and won't get up (except when attacked by evil ferrets [​IMG]. I didn't know she was in there when I put them in the pen to de-rodent, and scared the living daylights out of her. Didn't stop her from going back in to sit down after I removed the offending predators.

    Right now, she's sitting on a golf ball. [​IMG] I want to put some eggs under her--duck eggs--how many should I go for?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Camelot Farms

    Camelot Farms Chickenista

    On a Runner....I would do 6-7 on the safe side. They are so slender that there doesnt seem to be much room for brooding [​IMG]
     
  3. iamcuriositycat

    iamcuriositycat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! I think I'll stick tomorrow morning's eggs under her--that will be either six or seven eggs, so perfect! Thanks!
     

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