Yippy!! My Cayuga went broody`few question

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by RebelsHope, May 25, 2008.

  1. RebelsHope

    RebelsHope Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am so happy! My cayuga hen went broody.

    Should she be locked up away from the drake and the other ducks? She is tonight, she went broody today. I didn't actually lock her up until tonight.

    I am assuming I need to give her food and water, she will keep eating and drinking right? She does have these right now. Is there anything else she needs?

    I have a set up right now with a dog kennel and in there I have three dog crates. The ducks are locked up at night in the crates, they are large. Three pekins in one, tonight I put the cayuga drake and hen in one and the broody hen is in another. Actually I left Ms Broody in the crate she was in.

    I am assuming I should not move the nest correct? She is in the largest crate right now. I would like to put her in one of the smaller ones.

    Anything I else need to know?
     
  2. duckman

    duckman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i would not move the nest . yes you can let the other ducks run around her.
    yes she will eat and drink. and dont be suprised if you see her off the nest a little bit each day.
    She will get up and get food where ever you usually have it.

    Congrats and i recently had a cayuga go broody about 2 weeks ago.

    good luck and e-mail me with any questions
     
  3. RebelsHope

    RebelsHope Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks [​IMG]
     
  4. farm_mom

    farm_mom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a question for both of you! [​IMG] About how old were your cayugas when they went broody? I'm new to the breed this year.
     
  5. RebelsHope

    RebelsHope Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got mine about a month ago. I was told she was a year.
     
  6. duckman

    duckman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine are one year.
     
  7. farm_mom

    farm_mom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thank you!
     

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