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What breed of duck is a good broody?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by OkChickens, Mar 16, 2011.

  1. OkChickens

    OkChickens Orpingtons Are Us

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    I have Indian Runners and Rouens, are they Broody? If how what other non flying common breed is Broody? Thank you,

    Nate
     
    Last edited: Mar 17, 2011
  2. OkChickens

    OkChickens Orpingtons Are Us

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    Come on you all!!! [​IMG]
     
  3. jbourget

    jbourget Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my mallards go broody without a doubt every year. get some.
     
  4. OkChickens

    OkChickens Orpingtons Are Us

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    Quote:Mallards will fly away won't they? I'm really looking for a heavy breed broody. I do like the color of mallards though!

    Nate
     
  5. Duck Keeper

    Duck Keeper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My mallards never flew away. I mean, the drake Sawyer could clear a six foot fence like there was nothing there, and he had a specific mate and everything. BUT they never went broody either. I didn't have them long though, I sold them in favor of the larger breeds.

    I had a Fawn and White runner duck from McMurray go broody and hatch out eight or so ducklings, though it's apparently rare?

    My Buff duck would go broody a couple times a year, unfortunately something happened every single time and she never hatched anything out.


    I wouldn't count on many runners going broody though.
     
  6. gmendoza

    gmendoza Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Muscovies!!! Good layers,good mothers,good hatchers. Nuff said. [​IMG]
     
  7. OkChickens

    OkChickens Orpingtons Are Us

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    Quote:Muscovies will fly away I have heard? There is a guy around here selling Muscovy hens for $13 each and males for $20 each. Is this a good price?

    Nate
     
  8. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    mlne fly around my place like from pond to pond but they never fly far from home.
    i have mallards that also fly around ,good sitter ans won't leave as long as they feel safe.
     
  9. gmendoza

    gmendoza Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Muscovies will fly away I have heard? There is a guy around here selling Muscovy hens for $13 each and males for $20 each. Is this a good price?

    Nate

    You can trim their wings.I have.they go nowheres now. [​IMG]
     
  10. Goat_Walker

    Goat_Walker I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady

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    My best mamas were scovies ( of course ) my buff hen, and my magpie hen.
     

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