I think my drake went broody???

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by TheDuckCrew, Mar 23, 2009.

  1. TheDuckCrew

    TheDuckCrew Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 21, 2009
    Connecticut
    Yeah, i know it sounds wierd but i went out to check on the egg count in the nest now, and he ran into the house (we've got a house and a pen) and went right to the eggs and started hissing at me with his neck low and stretched out. i just kept my distance and told him it was okay. he wasn't impressed. he's locked up today because its the other drakes day outside.

    at first when i went out he was in the house and when i looked he was by the nest and started hissing at me (he could see me through the door--opening--to the house and through the chicken wire on the pen.) my only explanation is he went broody!! haha. the mom won't even sit on the eggs. he's been by them all day!
     
  2. TheDuckCrew

    TheDuckCrew Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 21, 2009
    Connecticut
    i'm dead serious about this. could he be sitting on the eggs? he is awful protective of them. and there is no doubt, he's a boy. [​IMG]
     
  3. mahsmaj

    mahsmaj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My drake did the same thing... But it only lasted one day. I think he was just getting a little protective over the nest. But there's always a chance!!! [​IMG]
     
  4. TheDuckCrew

    TheDuckCrew Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 21, 2009
    Connecticut
    yeah i think he's just being protective but it was cute. he wouldn't leave the nest, or at least near it. i would try to sneak up and see if he was sitting, but he'd always hear me and come running out hissing.
     
  5. mahsmaj

    mahsmaj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sound just like what mine did last summer
     
  6. TheDuckCrew

    TheDuckCrew Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 21, 2009
    Connecticut
    aww. i was hoping for some motherly instincts from the father resulting in some babies!! darn.

    although motherly instincts from the father does sound a bit off.....LOL
     

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