laying on 17 eggs

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by elephantapple, Oct 14, 2013.

  1. elephantapple

    elephantapple New Egg

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    so in my previous post, i wrote about how my drake (indian runner) was killed and now my hen has started laying on her eggs nonstop except to eat and drink.

    my question is, when i first found the nest, there were only fifteen eggs. now there is 17 (one of them is broken). is this normal? i dont want to touch any of them. i'd like for them to hatch if any of them are fertile. but i just feel like thats a lot of eggs.

    maybe she's trying to keep any fertile ones because she's missing him? im not sure.
     
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Ducks are hard to figure out, and a broody is even more so.

    I feel the best you can do is keep her very very safe, and be ready with an incubator and a brooder in case she stops brooding or gets aggressive with ducklings. That is something else we cannot know ahead of time.
     
  3. HollyDuckFarmer

    HollyDuckFarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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