When will my duck start brooding?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by emmyeagle, Mar 18, 2015.

  1. emmyeagle

    emmyeagle Chirping

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    She's laid 11 eggs in the nest so far. When will she stop & start brooding them? Anxiously waiting here!
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    What breed is your duck? The broody instinct has been selected against in some breeds.
     
  3. emmyeagle

    emmyeagle Chirping

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    Swedish mix. I hope she will. I've been numbering the eggs. How long should I leave them?
     
  4. emmyeagle

    emmyeagle Chirping

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    Well guess it doesn't matter now. My girl died. :(
     
  5. needlessjunk

    needlessjunk Crowing

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    I'm sorry, what happened?
     
  6. emmyeagle

    emmyeagle Chirping

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    I think my drake may have drowned her during mating. She didn't have any injuries and I found her in the pond.
     
  7. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    Sorry for the bad news. Do you have or can you borrow an incubator?
     
  8. emmyeagle

    emmyeagle Chirping

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    I have one. Going to put them in it tomorrow morning. They'll be a week behind the ones that are in there.
     
  9. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    Good luck.
     

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