Rouen and white ducks taking turns sitting?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by crazyh717, Sep 1, 2016.

  1. crazyh717

    crazyh717 Out Of The Brooder

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    That's what is happening on my Rouen's nest. My white ducks and her are starting to take turns.
    I have only had the white ones for about 3 weeks today is the first day I seen them sitting and wow are they (the white ducks) protective. One is standing guard then they switch the only one not sitting is the male
    I have never seen this and am truly interested, I am not disturbing but observing.
    Should I start counting 28 days from today?
     
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    crazyh717 Out Of The Brooder

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    Bumping this thread for any advice or similar happenings?
     
  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    When did they start sitting 24/7 except for coming out to eat bathe and poop?

    @crazyh717
     
  4. crazyh717

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    Today is the first time I have ever seen them sit.
    I never knew different breeds of ducks will help sit on anothers nest.
     
  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Seems broodiness can be contagious lol so start counting from 24 hrs from today as day 1.
     
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    Lol broodiness can be contagious, maybe I need to get my bikes up here. They the same age and haven't Laid a thing and I will.
     
  7. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    What are bikes? Keep us updated on how it all goes.
     
  8. crazyh717

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    Bah sorry that's what I get for typing after just waking up, I meant my chickens not bikes. However the heck autocorrect figured I meant bikes I will never know.
    Bad news I think they abandoned the nest because of my kids they have not sat at all today.
    Should I get my incubator out, or is to late?
     
  9. Miss Lydia

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    Probably not too late if it's nice and warm where you are it takes longer than 24 hrs for eggs to start developing anyway so worth trying to incubate yourself.
     
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    Alright will do, I will update here in a bit wish me luck. Be my first time using my incubator
     

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