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how often do ducks lay egg?

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my pekin duck layed an egg today for the first time how often will it lay? like everyday?once a week?

should i get the egg because she doesnt seem to care for it(she wonders very far) and it might rain or something?

how many eggs does she need to lay to be broody?

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My ducks lay 1 egg per day, everyday.  I think there was only one month in which they didn't lay any eggs.  Ducks don't normally sit on their nest of eggs till they have a full clutch(which is approx. 12-15 eggs). One of my girls started laying not to long ago and after there was about 7 or 8 eggs i gathered them. There's more eggs I need to remove again, I have noticed that sometimes they will sit on the eggs for a while even though there's not a full clutch, but not long enough as if they were broody.    ~Julie~

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So, your ducks laid an egg every single day from the very first day? Wow! My Welsh Harlequin just layed her first egg today so I came to read your answer for the same reason as the question posted.  Thanks for your answer!

 

Lindsay

San Mateo, CA

post #4 of 23

And some ducks never go broody -- no matter how many eggs are laid . . .


 

EE, Buff Orp, Jersey Giant, White Silkie, Barred Rock, Dominique, Cuckoo Maran, Welsummer and Cochin chickens,  9 Welsh Harlequin ducks, 2 Rouen ducks,  9 American Buff geese, one patient husband, 4 children of assorted ages from 5 - 15
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EE, Buff Orp, Jersey Giant, White Silkie, Barred Rock, Dominique, Cuckoo Maran, Welsummer and Cochin chickens,  9 Welsh Harlequin ducks, 2 Rouen ducks,  9 American Buff geese, one patient husband, 4 children of assorted ages from 5 - 15
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post #5 of 23

A duck can lay up to two eggs a day.Normally it is just one but two can sometimes occur!

Enjoy your duckie<3!

3 buff orpingtons 1 drake, 2 ducks, 3 redstar chickens, 1 sassy poodle, 3 siblings, 2 parents, and 1 Savior I accredit it all to<3
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3 buff orpingtons 1 drake, 2 ducks, 3 redstar chickens, 1 sassy poodle, 3 siblings, 2 parents, and 1 Savior I accredit it all to<3
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post #6 of 23

My pekin has been laying for over a month now and she's given me an egg every day.

 

Except one day when she gave me two.

1 Pit/Chowchow Puppy (Carmen), 1 Boyfriend (Xander)

5 Black Sexlink, 3 Red Sexlink, 1 New Hampshire Red, 1 Cockoo Maran, 2 Delaware, 6 Rhode Island Red, 1 RIR Rooster, 7 Pekin Ducks, 1 Cayuga Duck, 1 Guinea Fowl, 17 Californian Rabbits.

 

Incubator: 0

 

The wish list is much longer.

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1 Pit/Chowchow Puppy (Carmen), 1 Boyfriend (Xander)

5 Black Sexlink, 3 Red Sexlink, 1 New Hampshire Red, 1 Cockoo Maran, 2 Delaware, 6 Rhode Island Red, 1 RIR Rooster, 7 Pekin Ducks, 1 Cayuga Duck, 1 Guinea Fowl, 17 Californian Rabbits.

 

Incubator: 0

 

The wish list is much longer.

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post #7 of 23

My Pekin lays an egg per day.  She stops laying in cold winter months, but started laying again this year in February.  I have always just collected the egg daily.

I finally adopted a drake, and since they seemed so "compatible" I left the eggs to see what she would do.  At 15 eggs, she started sitting and is a very protective broody hen.  She is at day 10 sitting.  She rolled one egg out of the nest, so I removed it.  She leaves the nest for a short swim and grass eating, usually every evening.  Her pal is penned up with her at night, and acts like the daddy of a pregnant wife!  (Actually, he sometimes looks confused, like the daddy of a pregnant wife.  Lol)

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I have a pekin that lays every day except when she molts. She is 3 years old and started laying at about 6 months. She hid her neat once so well I couldn't find it or her after she went broody. 24 eggs were in there and I didn't have a drake then... She's a crazy girl when she's on her nest. Anyway, she's an egg a day every day. I have a rouen I get 5 or 6 eggs a week out of. My girl Fred (we recently lost her tragically) was a pekin who layed every day until her molt and then would quit until the temps came back up. This year she started laying again in late January. She wanted to go broody, but never really took to it like Sketchy does.

1 husband, 1 son, 1 daughter, 1 cat, 3 dogs, 6 ducks, 7 turkeys, too many chickens of all ages and stages, and bunches of fish... Do you wonder why I'm nutts?

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1 husband, 1 son, 1 daughter, 1 cat, 3 dogs, 6 ducks, 7 turkeys, too many chickens of all ages and stages, and bunches of fish... Do you wonder why I'm nutts?

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post #9 of 23
My pekin lays daily and a couple days a week gives me two. She started.laying when we wentt camping. Came home the next day to feed them. Went back one more night and came home to four total. She didnt stop over the winter. It was fun finding eggs in the snow

Momma to 1 Salmon Faverolle, 1 buff orpington, 1 silver laced wyandotte, I buff cochin bantam possibly frizzled. 2 obnoxious little jerks...errr ducks..., 2 dogs(border collie mixes), 3 cats, and 2 teens, and 1 husband as of July 24th 2011
and a partridge in a pear tree

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Momma to 1 Salmon Faverolle, 1 buff orpington, 1 silver laced wyandotte, I buff cochin bantam possibly frizzled. 2 obnoxious little jerks...errr ducks..., 2 dogs(border collie mixes), 3 cats, and 2 teens, and 1 husband as of July 24th 2011
and a partridge in a pear tree

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My pekin lays daily and a couple days a week gives me two. She started.laying when we wentt camping. Came home the next day to feed them. Went back one more night and came home to four total. She didnt stop over the winter. It was fun finding eggs in the snow

How do you find white eggs in the snow? Fallow the giant duck prints and look for a round melted spot with an egg in the middle.

1 husband, 1 son, 1 daughter, 1 cat, 3 dogs, 6 ducks, 7 turkeys, too many chickens of all ages and stages, and bunches of fish... Do you wonder why I'm nutts?

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1 husband, 1 son, 1 daughter, 1 cat, 3 dogs, 6 ducks, 7 turkeys, too many chickens of all ages and stages, and bunches of fish... Do you wonder why I'm nutts?

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