Swedish Ducks - Good Broodies?

Ravie

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Aug 4, 2010
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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.
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I know Muscovies are great mommas but I haven't been able to find an adult.
 

AmberH

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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.
 

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