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Call Duck nesting question-updated

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My call duck hen is laying and setting on eggs under a stump in the run every day. She comes in every night for food, water and sleep, but immediately gets back on the nest in the morning once the door is open. Would you call her officially incubating (and still leave the nest at night) or is she still growing your clutch? I don't remember seeing this before but it has been many years since I have had ducks and my chickens don't do this.

 

Thank you Aves


Edited by Aves - 4/17/12 at 5:25pm
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If she's willingly coming in for the night then she's still building her nest. After she's layed "enough" eggs (in her mind because it does vary) she'll refuse to get off the nest for much more than food and water.

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.

Reply
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She, Victoria came in to eat and drink, then immediately went back to her nest for the night, so I guess we can call her officially incubating....

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