Why would our female sit a clutch with no drake?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by RedfogsFlock, Jun 1, 2010.

  1. RedfogsFlock

    RedfogsFlock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 17, 2010
    Wittmann, AZ
    Our mama duck is sitting on a clutch of 16 eggs, BUT

    1. They are not fertile at all, cuz we haven't had a drake till recently. She had 13 of the eggs before we got our drake.

    2. Will she eventually kick out the eggs if they're not any good? [​IMG]

    I felt bad for her so I gave her some of my fertile chicken eggs.
    I didn't think they would sit a clutch if they weren't fertile, but she is CRAZY broody! I'm scared to take them, she may eat me! [​IMG] LOL
    Last edited: Jun 1, 2010
  2. GrannySue

    GrannySue Chillin' With My Peeps

    I felt so sorry for my broody chicken that I gave her fertile duck eggs to sit on!

    Now the world is evened out. [​IMG]
  3. nettie

    nettie Enslaved by Indoor Ducks

    Nov 20, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    Simple answer, lol... Hormones! I have 6 female ducks who all take turns sitting on eggs.... Even though we don't have a male... silly ducks

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