HOW TO MOVE A BROODY DUCK TO THE BROODY COOP?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by BackyardAnita, Aug 10, 2013.

  1. BackyardAnita

    BackyardAnita Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My broody duck has been sitting on fertile eggs for about 2 weeks and I want to move her into the broody coop.
    I've heard that a lot of times the duck looses interest in her eggs after being moved.
    Should i move her before or after the eggs hatch? And how?
     
  2. SwedishDude99

    SwedishDude99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have the same question. Waiting to see some answers here.
     
  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    I moved mine by placing her nest with eggs inside a dog crate and them put her into it. Then I carried her to the broody coop put the crate in, opened the crate door then closed the door to the broody coop, food and water was already in there ahead of time. I left her inside this plastic dog[with door to crate open] crate till ducklings hatched then removed her and ducklings out of crate onto shaving inside the broody coop. The only trouble I had was after I left her inside the coop for the rest of the day, the next day I went and open the door when she came out after her 30 min R&R she went back to the feed room where she started sitting so I had to be there to pick her up and put her back inside the broody coop after that first day she found her way back to her eggs on her own.
     

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