Runner duck building/tending a nest?

Cazook

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I have a duck who lately has been making a nest and laying her eggs in there. The first nest she made I was removing the eggs daily, now she has moved to another nest. Before this she would just drop an egg wherever she was, without a care for it. Could the nest building behaviour mean that she is getting broody? I was told that runner ducks don't go broody or try to hatch their own eggs.
 

KaleIAm

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My ducks haven't gone broody for about 3 years. They still make nests. Maybe they would go broody if I let them accumulate enough eggs, but I found a hidden nest with enough eggs in it last fall and they weren't sitting on that.

I feel like my ducks just really like to lay eggs in nests. When they were younger they cared less and dropped them wherever. Your duck is an individual, of course.
 

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