Indian Runner Ducks Trying Motherhood

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by kristag, Aug 31, 2016.

  1. kristag

    kristag New Egg

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    Hi, I was hoping for some help. I have some Indian runners who decided 32 days ago to sit on eggs, 14 of them. There are two moms and they have done a great job, from what i can tell...but. No one has hatched. I have been trying 'mother nature', since my husband does not think I need any more birds (he is crazy). I did finally get a chance to candle the eggs last week and saw what i should have for most of those eggs at that point, although there was no noticeable movement, mind you i was under the clock with those two mommas breathing down my neck (i did throw out the bad ones). Well a couple days ago I only saw movement within one egg. today, nothing from any. i am not sure what to do. i could let the ducks sit for a while longer to be sure sure, or take all their eggs? I just would love some feed back from people that have tried raising Indian Runners naturally... or advice in this situation would be great too.
    thanks!
     
  2. lovemy mallards

    lovemy mallards Chillin' With My Peeps

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    @RavynFallen may know someone who could help you. Good luck
     
  3. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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  4. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    I don't know about Runners, mine are Calls...

    @Amiga has runners, not sure if she has had broodys though...
     
  5. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    I have some Runners who can get broody - but due to no room at the inn, I let them sit on duds.
     
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  6. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    :lau
     
  7. kristag

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    Now another of my Indian Runners has gone broody. The other two's eggs were all dead, so they adopted two baby chicks.
    I was hoping that someone somewhere had some luck or experiences with raising Indians the natural way...
    Actually any info would help.
    And if anyone knows why all of mine seem to be happy to go broody? I don't mind so much, but it's starting to feel contagious.
    Thank you everyone for your comments!
     
  8. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    Broodiness IS contagious, lol... I know when I get 1 Call going broody, more are sure to follow... sometimes they tag team and some are selfish and have to have their own nest...
     
  9. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    @TLWR may have had some success.
     
  10. TLWR

    TLWR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No boy ducks around here, so no viable eggs.
    I had one try take a stab at being broody, but after 3 days she gave up. Haven't had any ducks try since then.
     

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