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what breed of ducks go broody?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by bufforp89, Jan 6, 2010.

  1. bufforp89

    bufforp89 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2009
    Chenango Forks NY
    I was wondering what breeds of ducks are likley to go broody other then muscovys? I want to put an order into Metzer next week and although I know that hatchery stock ducks do not go often broody I want the best chance. Thanks
     
  2. Barred Rockstar

    Barred Rockstar Out Of The Brooder

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    Mallards are excellent mothers.
     
  3. fogbubble

    fogbubble Out Of The Brooder

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    So far I've been very happy with my mallards. The heavily domesticated lines that you get from big hatcheries seem to lay really well. They're beautiful birds, and yes they go broody and make great mothers. Mine are friendly and the female leads the flock of nine other assorted breeds.
    Shannon
    Harlequin creek
     
  4. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    Welsh Harlequins are supposed to go broody. I will find out in a month or so if that is true...LOL
     
  5. ChickenToes

    ChickenToes Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 14, 2008
    NE Wisconsin
    Mallards and Welsh Harlequins. I also have a Khaki Campbell that will go broody, but I think that's pretty unusual for a Khaki.
     
  6. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    Rare for a khaki but it happens. There have also been runners going broody from time to time reported here.
     
  7. Julie_A

    Julie_A Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What about Muscovies? Aren't they good broodies? [​IMG]
     
  8. Duck_feeder

    Duck_feeder Drowning in feathers!

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    Runners aren't supposed to get broody as often, but both of Nettie's ducks go broody frequently. Can't speak on their ability to raise ducklings though - we have no drakes here so letting them sit on the eggs just would be a waste of eggs [​IMG]
     
  9. Barred Rockstar

    Barred Rockstar Out Of The Brooder

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    I had a runner go broody last october. She managed to hatch out 2 of a clutch of 8 eggs. I had to take them away though because she was such a lousy mother.
     
  10. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    What about Muscovies? Aren't they good broodies?

    Yup. One of the best.​
     

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