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Khaki Campbell duck gone broody!!!!!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by beccaWA, Nov 6, 2014.

  1. beccaWA

    beccaWA Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 22, 2012
    Eastern WA
    I have 2 female khakis, 3 drakes, and 2 Cayuga ducks. Wow. I had a female khaki acting weird, and not coming out of the coop in the morning that they share with my 8 Australorps. So, I went in there, and she had built a perfectly round, mounded nest out of the bedding in one corner. She went broody! I think that's quite unusual for Khakis? She's SO aggressive. She hisses at me when I try to slide her food & water near her nest and this morning she actually came after me! Problem is, coop needs cleaned out so I'm going to throw a blanket over her, put her in a dog crate, and clean out the coop. Also will candle the eggs real quick to see which ones are good. I've never candled eggs before, so any suggestions would be helpful!

    I want to put fresh bedding in some sort of box, maybe just the dog crate, for her so the eggs are not just on the coop floor. I'm also wondering if I should pen off an area for her? To keep her from potentially getting into a ruckus with the chickens that are in there. This means if the eggs hatch, I'll have baby ducklings in the middle of December. I live in a cold, snowy area, so will have to rig up some heat too. Dumb duck. LOL

    OK, any suggestions for candling? Should I separate the duck? I'm thinking of putting the nest/eggs in a dog crate, and creating a little pen surrounding that. Ideas? Thanks!
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

    Jan 3, 2010
    Southern New England
    I generally leave the nest my ducks make, and clean the rest of the shelter. Make sure there is a little food and water nearby, and give her space.

    But we all have different setups.
  3. CraftyChicky

    CraftyChicky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2012
    Hi, just wondering how your duck is doing with her nest. I also have a khaki Campbell who has gone broody and am wondering if this is normal, here in mid-December. I live in middle Georgia, but it still gets pretty cold in Jan- Feb.
  4. beccaWA

    beccaWA Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 22, 2012
    Eastern WA
    Well, being a young duck she abandoned her nest, unfortunately. Maybe I'll let her try again in spring. It would have been very difficult to have ducklings in the middle of winter here. It gets very cold. Good luck with your duck! Let us know if you get some ducklings.

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