What is a broody duck breed?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by snewman, May 20, 2009.

  1. snewman

    snewman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have read (and seen firsthand) that pekins and runners don't seem to set eggs. What is a good breed of duck that can set and hatch its own eggs? Do rouens set?
     
  2. Goat_Walker

    Goat_Walker I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady

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    Moscovies are said to be good setters.
    I know first hand that my buff duck is a really good broody.
     
  3. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    Buffs
    Welsh Harlequins
    Muscovies

    I am sure there are more, but these are the ones that leap to mind right away.
     
  4. cawooduck

    cawooduck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ive also heard that muscovies are really good brood hens, pluss they will set the full term and then some for eggs that might take longer.
     
  5. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:yup they are the best setters and moms. They are so patient, poor things have to sit for 35days.
     
  6. Duck Keeper

    Duck Keeper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My buff was setting before the wind blew over the dog house she was sitting in... Then she went back at it, but so many eggs were cracked! [​IMG]

    I threw them out thinking that they wouldn't continue to develop (since they were cracked and all) and a near-term duckling came out. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]



    I am a murderer. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]



    Now I'm trying to break her so she can fatten up. She needs to put on weight and wait a while before we can try again... Poor girl, probably very confused. :hmm;

    Plus I'll be away, so it would have been bad anyway... -sigh-
     
  7. cbohn80

    cbohn80 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i believe cayugas are good brooders. am i right?
     
  8. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welsh harlequins, muscovies, and cayugas... Although I heqr runners go broody and are AWESOME moms...
     
  9. cbohn80

    cbohn80 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    really? i heard runners dont go broody, i hope they do, i have those too,
     
  10. cat1994

    cat1994 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well my Call ducks go broody all the time and make great mothers
     

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