Too broody duck

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Duckmobile, Dec 7, 2011.

  1. Duckmobile

    Duckmobile Out Of The Brooder

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    My Indian runner is VERY broody. She has been sitting on her cooked eggs for 35 days. She's getting really skinny as she doesn't even come out of her nest eat. [​IMG] I'm afraid that she might get sick. What would be her normal weight? And how do I get her to stop sitting on her nest? Would she just leave if her eggs don't hatch or do I have to buy a duckling for her?
    Please help I'm soooo worried about her. Thank you.
     
  2. chickensbythesea

    chickensbythesea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd think breaking a broody duck is the same as a broody hen, so try barricading her away from the nest, maybe in a wire bottom cage for a few days?

    Or get her a duckling.
     
  3. duck&chickencrazy

    duck&chickencrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Getting a duckling would work. Other than that, I would remove her eggs and lock her out of the nest site. Expect lots of complaining. I agree with you - it is time to break her.
     

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