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Need Help Broody Duck Questions

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by chickbrad24, Aug 26, 2014.

  1. chickbrad24

    chickbrad24 Songster

    Jun 18, 2014
    My Female Buff Duck went broody I want to say maybe 2 or 3 weeks ago is it to late for a duck to go broody this late in summer ? My second question is I came home today and one of her eggs was out of the coop this evening. Did she reject the egg ? Can she tell if it's was not developing properly? Could she have pushed it out because she had to many? Can some one please help, any feed back would be completely helpful.

    Thank you
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners 8 Years

    Jan 3, 2010
    Southern New England
    I would candle the egg. Broodies can do some unexplainable things.

    In fact next time she's off the nest, candle the eggs to see what you have.

    It is only too late if you do not have accommodations for the ducklings as the cooler weather comes in. Depending on where you are, there may be plenty of time.
  3. blue speckles

    blue speckles In the Brooder

    Jul 13, 2014
    My duck is doing weird things also. I have 7 ducks, one is broody. Originally there were 13 eggs and now we are down to 8. At first we thought it was squirels stealing the eggs but I don't know now. We pin up the ducks at night. I let them out at 5am. By a little after 6 am another egg was out of the nest and smashed by the door to their pen. That is too early for squirels. I candled the eggs yesterday. ...6 out of the 8 were so dark you couldnot see thru them. Today she will not let me near the eggs. I am hoping she is moving out the ones she knows aren't good. Anyone have a situation like this?
  4. chickbrad24

    chickbrad24 Songster

    Jun 18, 2014
    She is off the nest so little it's hard to know when she will get off next, but when she does she makes everyone know that she is off with all of her quacking. Plus when she is out she is running around like a nervous Nelly. I did candle the egg it was developing. I'll check the rest tomorrow and post pictures.

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