What duck breed would be good for going broody & hatchng her own eggs?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by fordguy, Nov 27, 2011.

  1. fordguy

    fordguy Out Of The Brooder

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    I have khaki campbells, pekin and coyuga right now. None have gone broody. My turkeys are reproducing themselves great, but not ducks.

    Thinking of changing breeds to a duck that will get large enough for meat, free range well, and reproduce themselves.
    EDIT - I should have said no muscovies, they did not get along with any other birds. I did not like them either. Sorry guys, I know they are popular here.
     
    Last edited: Nov 27, 2011
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Muscovies are pretty broody. I've also heard good things about Welsh Harlequins.
     
  3. UrbanFarmerGreg

    UrbanFarmerGreg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I second the vote for Muscovies
     
  4. duck&chickencrazy

    duck&chickencrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I agree!! Muscovies would be your best choice...
     
  5. lovesduckies

    lovesduckies Bedroom Farm Inc.

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    Muscovies!!! Mine was the best mommy!!!
     
  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Muscovies!!
     
  7. goosedragon

    goosedragon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Well if you rule out muscovies, look at breeds NOT known for egg production [you can't lay huge numbers of eggs if you go broody since that puts you out of egg production for about 2 months.
     
  8. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    Invest in a few hens of a broody chicken breed to set your duck under.
     
  9. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I say Welsh harlequins. I have some but they are still young and have not gone broody yet. But I will let you know if I get a broody from them.
     
  10. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

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    If you don't want to use an incubator, then I suggest you keep some silkie chickens to hatch eggs for you. They'll set at the drop of a hat and do a good job of hatching duck eggs.
     

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