My duck is broody!!!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by wvchickenchick311, Jun 19, 2019.

  1. wvchickenchick311

    wvchickenchick311 Songster

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    I’m so so so happy my duck is broody! I’ve never had a broody duck before! Or any other poultry be broody before!

    Any help on what to do?

    She has been sitting for a few days I think she started sometime last week. She is super loud and I hope
    She will be a good mother and not scare her babies away. Lol
     
  2. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    Once the hatch date is close block her in so no other Ducks can kill her Ducklings.
    Best wishes..
     
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    wvchickenchick311 Songster

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    Thank you so so much!

    I didn’t know that my drakes would kill the little ones.

    Thanks
     
  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    Not all will but it’s always best to Er on the side of caution because we never know. Give them 2-3 weeks where they are set up where the drake can see them then when you let them all be together the ducklings will be able to stay away from dad better if you don’t let them out of the pen then give the duckling places where they can get away and hide in case the drake starts picking on them.
     
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    Thanks guys so much I will do that if I have any babies. They all say don’t count you eggs before they hatch or something like that. Lol
     
  6. Fisherlmiranda

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    What kind of duck is it?
     
  7. wvchickenchick311

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    Buff Orpington duck maybe?
     
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    We rescued her and her drake friend from some duck murders (dogs) and now they are fat and happy. Lol

    The boy is brownish white ish and has a grey head of that helps. She is all brown ish and white ish
     
  9. Fisherlmiranda

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    Cool, some ducks will go broody but are bad about abandoning the nest half way. So I was just wondering. I know pekin and cayugas are bad moms but I don't know about buff orpington. It's best to keep the rest of the flock away, keep her a little food and water close by, and just not mess with them to much. Good luck.
     
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    Thanks y’all have been such a big help!

    How long is the time for eggs to hatch? How long do I need to keep the ducklings form the drakes?
     

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