My Pekin Duck quit being broody and abandoned the nest! why oh why...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by maus, Feb 28, 2008.

  1. maus

    maus Songster

    Oct 30, 2007
    Im so bummed. I was excited because Pekins tend to not be very broody and my girl was doing such a good job, but then she just stopped. [​IMG]

    We had a dramatic change in the went from the mid 60's at night down to 36. Maybe that affected her? Anyone have any ideas on why she abandoned the nest?
  2. tx_dane_mom

    tx_dane_mom Songster

    Sep 23, 2007
    SE Texas
    How far along were the eggs? Maybe none of them were fertile? W/my 1 broody chicken, she threw out all the 'bad' eggs, so just a thought that maybe all your girls eggs were bad (in-fertile, got too cold when she got off the nest, etc etc) so she gave up.
    Just a thought.

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