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

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    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

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    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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