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What to expect with a broody Pekin.

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Blondiega1, Aug 13, 2013.

  1. Blondiega1

    Blondiega1 Songster

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    So my girl Delilah has a clutch of 10 (that I counted) maybe 11 or 12 eggs and she's gone to setting.
    She's been on them night and day for the last 4 days only leaving for about an hour a day to eat, bath, drink, then she's right back on the nest.

    This is her first time and my first time too.
    I've left a water dish nearby so she didn't have to go so far to get water, but so far she hasn't touched it.
    She's literally only left the nest an hour a day to eat, drink, bath.
    I have a security camera set up so I can keep an eye on her.
    I've been reading through some of the broody threads trying to educate myself.

    What should I expect here?
    Any behaviors to watch for?
    Anything I should do for her?
    Any advice please?
     
    Last edited: Aug 13, 2013
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member 9 Years

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    Pekins can be unreliable setters. This does not mean that she will quit the nest. I would try to arrange things so that nothing disturbs, and if possible locate a back up incubator just in case. Do not keep the feed and water too close to the nest. You want her to leave the nest daily so that she does not defecate in the nest. Good luck.
     
  3. Blondiega1

    Blondiega1 Songster

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    Thanks!
    She seems pretty determined. She's been non stop on it for 4 days now.
    I'll leave her food and water but keep it a little ways away.
    Just didn't want her to have to go so far to get water.
    I've got my fingers and toes crossed that she can do this!
     
  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member 8 Years

    She looks so sweet sitting in there. Hoping for duckies for you all!! [​IMG]
     
  5. Blondiega1

    Blondiega1 Songster

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    Thanks! I got all my crossables crossed too!!
     

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