Swedish Ducks - Good Broodies?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Ravie, Mar 11, 2011.

  1. Ravie

    Ravie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know it sounds crazy, but I would rather have broody hen than an incubator. A friend of mine has Swedish ducks and I wondered what the likelihood of one going broody and setting a bunch of chicken eggs would be.

    I've never had a duck, but it would be a good excuse! Our neighbors just built a HUGE pond right behind my property. If the duck were useful, my husband will let me get a few. [​IMG]

    I know Muscovies are great mommas but I haven't been able to find an adult.
     
  2. AmberH

    AmberH Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've heard that mallards and muscovies are by far the best broody ducks. Mallards are my number one choice for broody mamas.
     
  3. chickensducks&agoose

    chickensducks&agoose Chillin' With My Peeps

    my swedes went broody ONLY when there was a male duck doing his 'job'. without the male, they didn't.
     

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