The Poultry Health & Hatching Forum

Discuss all health, welfare, hatching and incubation issues


Broody duck

One of my Indian runner ducks has just gone very broody and I want to hatch a few ducklings,Any tips on what to do with her (separting her,setting up cage).etc

Smyth poultry
Monday, May 28th, 2018

I move our broodys into a large dog house, then check on them in about an hour to two to ensure sheís still sitting on the eggs. Itís best if you do it close to night, helps them settle better. I then but food and water in there for her. For the ducks: when they all hatch I I keep them in there for a day or so then let the mom and duckling loose in the yard somewhat supervised to make sure Mom doesnít lose any ducklings. I then round them up before evening into the same dog house. I generally move mom and ducklings back into main pen fairly soon, just watching to see if any other ducks treat them poorly. Hope that helps.

Angelskeep
Wednesday, June 13th, 2018


You must have an account to comment here.

You must be registered with an email address to comment.

Click here to create an account. It only takes a few seconds.