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Runner Duck went broodie

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by josh, Apr 22, 2011.

  1. josh

    josh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I went to check my ducks. I have 2 runner ducks missing. My female left about 2 weeks ago. Now today my male is gone. No feathers laying aroung anywhere. But I did find the other female setting. But here is the deal. One of the muscovy nest boxes blew over and the egg got in the water. She Started laying in the runner box. So I took the runner eggs out and left the scovy eggs because everything you read say most runners won't go broodie. So she is setting on 5or 6 scovy eggs and one runner. What would you do about this? Let her set the scovy eggs or take them and let her set the one runner egg or take the ones out of the bator an put back under her?
     
  2. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    My Runners always did a fantastic job at hatching eggs, I don't know why so many think they don't go broody or sit well. I'd let her sit if I were you, but if the ones in the 'bator aren't as far along or are farther along than the ones under her it could cause problems. Incubators do staggered hatches, birds don't.
     

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